Volunteering SA&NT

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About us

We aim to enrich lives and connect communities through volunteering

We believe that those who are prepared to volunteer, provide resources or run a volunteering organisation need plenty of support. That’s why Volunteering SA&NT was founded. 

Since 1982, Volunteering SA&NT has been the peak body for volunteering. We’re a not-for-profit that provides support to individual volunteers, volunteer involving organisations, businesses and communities who want to make a difference.

How? We form strategic partnerships and provide a wide range of services which will enhance an organisation’s and individual’s contributions, enabling them to have maximum impact and really benefit communities.

What we do

We provide practical support to volunteers, volunteer-involving organisations and businesses in so many ways – from events to education. 

Meet our board

Our Board has a wealth of past experience in fields as diverse as HR, law, finance and more. Get to know them here.

We’ve come a long way

After starting in a small office in the Adelaide CBD, we now have operations spanning SA and NT. Discover how we’ve grown.

Key documents

Read Volunteering SA&NT’s annual reports and other key documents here.


A lot has been happening lately. Find out the latest in the world of volunteering across SA and NT. 

Contact us

Speak to the right people and organisations to get things happening faster.

Our vision and values


Enriching lives and connecting communities through volunteering.

Key Strategic Pillars

Support. Grow. Celebrate


Integrity, Accountability, Inclusiveness.

Our Key Strategic Pillars


  • Provide advice, expertise, knowledge and resources to members, volunteers and volunteer involving organisations 
  • Deliver a strong, dynamic, and sustainable member value proposition
  • Facilitate the exchange of information, learning and development across the volunteering ecosystem
  • Support our workforce as we live our values and purpose with innovation, agility and professionalism


  • Build strong and lasting relationships and partner collaboratively across business, community and government
  • Assist volunteer involving organisations to build on their capacity and capability to engage volunteers
  • Foster the growth of public interest and participation within the volunteer ecosystem
  • Advocate and lead on behalf of the volunteering ecosystem


  • Actively enhance public awareness of volunteering and seek all opportunities to profile and promote volunteering
  • Celebrate volunteers, volunteer leadership and volunteer involving organisations
  • Celebrate who we are and what we have achieved

$3.3 billion, 1.07 million volunteers, one common mission

Did you know that in South Australia there are almost a million volunteers, and in the Northern Territory more than 70,000? Their contribution is valued at around $3.3 billion.

A specialist service for the Northern Territory

Volunteering NT is a division of Volunteering SA&NT and we’ve been working in the Territory since 2007. In 2016 we rebranded as ‘Volunteering NT’.

We provide assistance to individuals, volunteer involving organisations and businesses to help them work together better, enabling their efforts and contributions to thrive across a diverse range of communities.

  • Creating innovative networking and NT-focused training opportunities.
  • Developing projects and forming partnerships to enable volunteering opportunities for key priority groups.
  • Supporting volunteer involving organisations to address current trends such as sourcing and retention of volunteers.
  • Sharing information on current trends and new ideas for the sector.
  • Increasing promotion on Volunteering NT services and programs.

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