The Volunteer Victoria Conference
Co-ordinator Sally Dusting-Laird attended the Volunteer Victoria conference on 20-21 June 2019. It was the second state conference with nearly 300 delegates and over 30 speakers. It’s the only conference in Victoria focused specifically on volunteering and designed to attract both the leaders and managers of volunteers, as well as volunteers themselves.
The event was an opportunity for volunteer managers to come together and listen to leaders from diverse backgrounds and leave empowered to critically think about the future.
With the goal to Energise, Enhance, Connect, the multi-streamed conference program covered technology, Inclusion, Peer Support, Leadership, Networks & Partnerships, Research & Strategies and Future.
At the Seek Volunteer workshop figures showed that more young people were regularly taking part in volunteering than ever before. Not only had participation rates increased, but the time given by individuals had also increased over the years.