Ground breaking research on Volunteering and the NDIS Advocacy Oct 26, 2020 Ground-breaking research has been completed investigating the landscape of volunteering in disability services in Victoria in the context of the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Volunteer Supported Services and the Challenge of the NDIS Department of Health Services (DHHS) funded Interchange Incorporated to commission a research project on Volunteer Supported Service Models in the disability sector in Victoria. The research was the first of its kind in Australia and aimed to provide evidence to inform government decision making around volunteer operating models in the disability sector. Undertaken by The University of Melbourne, the research explored the landscape of volunteering in disability services in Victoria in the context of the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) including: the various volunteer-supported operating models currently funded the infrastructure required to deliver services safely and reliably; and the outcomes associated with volunteering and their alignment with the ILC framework. The Research Report was completed and launched by the Hon. Luke Donnellan, Minister for Disability, Ageing & Carers, as part of his Opening remarks at the Victoria Alive breakfast at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne in September 2019.