Residents from across the Tweed can help shape the future of volunteering by having their say as part of the NSW Volunteering Strategy.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the NSW Government was seeking the views of volunteers, volunteer involving organisations and members of the community, to help develop a blueprint for the NSW Government’s investment in the sector over the next decade.

“Volunteers are integral part of our community and the NSW Government is committed to supporting them,” Mr Provest said.

“I encourage anyone involved in volunteering to share their thoughts by completing an online survey. Tell us what you think is working well and what can be improved so we can build a stronger volunteering sector.”

Across the state more than 2.1 million people volunteer, contributing a combined 240 million hours of their time. That’s the equivalent of six million full-time working weeks.

Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said public consultation would help shape the strategy.

“Responses to the surveys will directly help us to develop the next strategy, and influence how we invest in and support volunteers,” Mr Ward said.

“The new strategy will help reduce barriers to volunteering, improve volunteer recognition and make volunteering attractive to more people.”

The online surveys will close at 5pm Friday 6 September 2019.

To complete the surveys or to find out more information about the current NSW Volunteering Strategy, visit: