About Us

Volunteering and Contact ACT (VCA) 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.

Our CEO - Vicky Darling

Vicky Darling has been Chief Executive Officer of Volunteering and Contact ACT since September 2017 . Following completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Administration, Vicky worked in the travel and recruitment industries before pursuing a career in public policy and community engagement. She has worked in the private sector, government, peak bodies, and charities and is driven by the need to build inclusive communities.

Our History

Volunteering and Contact ACT is the result of the merger during 2014-15 of Volunteering ACT and CONTACT Canberra Community Information (formerly the Citizens Advice Bureau ACT.)

Volunteering and Contact ACT is incorporated under the Corporations ACT 2001 as a Not for Profit Company Limited by Guarantee and is managed under a new Constitution by a 12-person voluntary Board of Directors.

We are a Public Benevolent Institution for the purposes of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and have endorsement to receive tax deductible donations. We are funded through a mix of Federal and ACT Government service agreements, memberships, training and consultancy fees, sponsorships and donations.

Founded by forward-thinking volunteers who responded to community need, we have a combined total of over 60 years’ experience of service delivery in the Canberra Region.