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. For 38 years, we have worked with individuals, organisations, businesses and communities to lead, advance, grow, promote and celebrate volunteering.
Through key partnerships, we provide a range of services, support and resources for all volunteer involving organisations and just under a 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, which is currently $45.10 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. The hourly rate will be updated again in late February 2021.
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.
From Volunteering SA&NT Patron, His Excellency The Hon Hieu Van Le, Governor of South Australia and Minister for Volunteers, South Australia, Hon Zoe Bettison MP.
Providing effective leadership and empowering the value of volunteering.
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