Volunteering Isn’t About The Money, But Without Funds Programs Are At Risk


Recent research has found that many people with a disability, as well as their families and carers, rely heavily on the social capital and unpaid support provided by volunteers.

The research made the critical finding that the value volunteers bring to people with disability and their carers is unique and distinct from the support offered by specialists and paid staff. It also found that if funding does not extend to volunteer-supported programs, there is a substantial risk to people with disability, their families and carers. Future funding models need to reflect the actual costs of sustaining a program involving volunteers, or these programs are at risk.

To learn more read the report into volunteering and disability.