message from our
C H I E F E X E C U T I V E
It has been a tough couple of weeks for Victorians with the state entering its fifth lockdown since the start of the pandemic last year. Our thoughts are with communities impacted by these recent events.
We have been working diligently with Volunteering Australia and other S/T peak bodies and volunteer resource centers to plan the re-design and implementation of the new Volunteer Management Activity (VMA). Starting from 1 July, changes to the funding arrangements for the new VMA have commenced with S/T peak bodies. To help answer some of the sector’s concerns/questions, we have developed a FAQ document addressing some of the questions that have come up so far.
Finally, it is also with sadness that I share with you the resignation of Dominic Szeker, Policy & Advocacy Lead from Volunteering Victoria. Dominic's work has transformed our policy and advocacy space from back-of-house to front and centre pride. Dominic's absence will be significant given his institutional knowledge and purview of the sector’s policy and advocacy needs. We wish him all the best of luck in his future endeavors.