Interchange Incorporated has partnered with the Department of Health and Human Services and The University of Melbourne to launch a major new research project in a bid to measure the value of volunteers for people with disabilities and to identify models of best practice that will pave the way for volunteer services in the future.
The research is the first of its kind in Australia and aims to provide an evidence base to inform policy and practice nationally.
It comes amid a period of uncertainty around funding to support volunteerism under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) which is leading some organisations to scale back or suspended their volunteer programs.
Any disability service providers who would like to participate in the research may contact Kerry or Gemma:
Kerry Uren Interchange Incorporated
Gemma A. Dodevska The University of Melbourne