Ministerial Council for Volunteers

David Rowlands

The Ministerial Council for Volunteers (the Council) has been established to advise the Government on how best to support and strengthen the volunteer sector.

The Parliamentary Secretary for Industry, Employment and Volunteers Ms Gabrielle Williams MP is Chair of the Council.

The Council will provide high-level, independent advice to government, through the Minister for Families & Children, about issues affecting volunteering in Victoria and inform a coordinated, whole-of-sector approach to supporting and strengthening the volunteer sector.

Council membership

Membership of the Council reflects the diversity of volunteers in Victoria and members were appointed for their breadth of experience covering a wide range of volunteering perspectives.

Council updates

Call for input - Leadership in volunteering survey

The Council is inviting all Leaders of Volunteers to contribute to the development of the Council’s advice on strengthening leadership in volunteering across Victoria.

For more information read the Message from the Chair (doc 67.4 KB).

The survey can be found at, and is open until 11:59pm Sunday 18 December.

If you can help spread the word, the Communication Pack (doc 67.4 KB) contains draft messages for web and newsletter articles and emails.

Council meetings

Council's August meeting further refined the scope of its major reports and endorsed a new terms of reference.

The Council met for the third time on 20 May 2016 to consider its inaugural work plan.




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For more information:

Ministerial Council for Volunteers Secretariat