22 May | National Arboretum Canberra | 6pm-8pm

Canberra has the highest number of volunteers in the country! Over 130,000!

Volunteering and Contact ACT has been hosting annual Volunteering Awards since 1991. Now in their 27th year, these Awards are the premier recognition event for volunteers in the Canberra Region. The Awards attract a diverse range of nominations and attendees from every sector, including community organisations, environment, sport and recreation, the arts, business, and education.


ACT Volunteering Statement Action Plan

What does volunteering need? We need to know!

Volunteering and Contact ACT is working in partnership with the Community Services Directorate to develop the ACT Volunteering Statement Action Plan. The Plan aims to better support Canberra’s volunteering community by improving:

  • Engagement and management of volunteers.
  • Support volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations.
  • Individual well-being, social inclusion and community connectedness.
  • Services and activities for the Canberra community as a result of the contribution of volunteers.

We need your ideas and experiences to find ways to make volunteering easier and more impactful by breaking down barriers and better supporting our community advocates.

Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. Consultation closes 18 February 2018.

Welcome to our website

Volunteering and Contact ACT is the peak body for volunteering and community information services in the Canberra Region. We drive and influence policy, and advocate for our members and stakeholders as part of a national network. We are an active link between people, organisations and government.

Find out about some of our key services here
See our 2018 Events & Training calendar here

Keep a look out on the calendar as details are constantly updated.