Why is volunteering important?

Volunteering is a cornerstone of the Australian way of life, and is critical to the health and happiness of our city. Your donation helps us provide support to volunteers and volunteer involving organisations in the Canberra Region.

Volunteers are proven to be happier and healthier than their peers, and research demonstrates the economic, social, and cultural value of volunteering yields a 450% return for every dollar invested.

Did you know? Volunteering and Happiness: The Facts 

– 96% of volunteers say that it makes people happier.

– Sustained volunteering is associated with better mental health.

– Volunteers sleep better than those who don’t volunteer.

How does my donation help?

By making a general donation to Volunteering and Contact ACT you’re supporting volunteering and the wider Canberra community. You will be contributing to the sustainability of a sector working towards a stronger, more connected, and resilient Canberra Region.

Here are just some of the ways we support the volunteering sector:


1905 instances of support for Volunteer Involving Organisations

– 5371 volunteer referrals

– 58 events and training

– 164 volunteer managers trained

– 189 volunteers trained

– 4 policy submissions

– Annual Volunteering Awards

– Annual Volunteering Expo

ABS statistics demonstrate that 36% of the population volunteers. That equates to 130,000 Canberrans!

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.

All donations over $2 are sincerely appreciated and tax deductible