The Department of Human Services supports activities that encourage people to become involved in their community.
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Monday 23 June 2014
The Victorian Premierís Volunteer Awards highlight the outstanding achievements made by volunteers across Victoria. Nominate a deserving volunteer today.
Wednesday 07 August 2013
National Student Volunteer Week is a new initiative dedicated to recognising and supporting student volunteering in Australia.
Young people can get involved in many activities in the community. This involvement builds stronger relationships across cultural and age divides and promotes wider opportunities for education, training and employment.
Women play a pivotal role in every community. Initiatives are in place to expand leadership opportunities for women across the community on councils, boards, committees and community groups, across metropolitan, rural and regional centres.
Men play a vital role in building communities acting as role models to young people and providing extended relationships to women and children.
Getting involved in activities in and around your neighbourhood helps to build a sense of belonging and rootedness to the place you live in. By contributing to your neighbourhood and taking part in community events, you develop friendships and ties with your community along the way.