Volunteering SA&NT reception


Volunteering SA&NT is a not-for-profit organisation, the peak body for volunteering and a volunteer support service, leading the sector in South Australia and the Northern Territory. Since 1982 we have worked with individuals, organisations, businesses and communities to support, grow and celebrate volunteering.

Through key partnerships, we provide a range of services, support and resources for all volunteer involving organisations and almost one million volunteers, which contributes to positive volunteering experiences and the strengthening of communities.

In the Northern Territory, there are more than 70,000 volunteers, whose contribution is valued at around $3.3 billion and in South Australia there are more than 900,000 volunteers, whose contribution is valued at around $5 billion annually.

In South Australia there are almost one million volunteers, whose contribution is valued at around $5 billion annually and in the Northern Territory, more than 70,000 volunteers, whose contribution is valued at around $3.3 billion.

Volunteering SA&NT began working in the Northern Territory in 2007 and re-branded as Volunteering NT in December 2016.

Value of volunteering

Twice a year Volunteering SA&NT updates the volunteering dollar replacement hourly rate figure (average*) for Australia, which is currently $46.62 per hour. The basis of this calculation is taken from the biannual Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) average weekly earnings figures for Australia. This methodology follows Associate Professor, Dr Lisel O’Dwyer’s (previously Prof Duncan Ironmonger) approach to calculating a dollar value figure for volunteering, and is one of the calculations that forms the overall value of volunteering figure

*NSW ($46.96); Victoria ($46.92); Queensland ($44.43); South Australia ($42.40); Western Australia ($50.55); Tasmania ($41.11); Northern Territory ($45.30); ACT ($52.76)


The South Australian Volunteer Centre was the brainchild of two dynamic women - Mavis Reynolds and Joy Noble with the official opening held on 23 August 1982.

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Board Members

Providing effective leadership and empowering the value of volunteering.

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2020-2023 Strategic Framework

Our Vision - The world is a better place because of volunteering
Our Mission - To lead volunteering in South Australia and the Northern Territory
Our Values - Community-spiritedness, inclusiveness, innovation, courage

Our Strategic Priorities
1 Leading the volunteering sector
2 Forming partnerships
3 Developing the volunteering sector
4 Ensuring our organisation's viability