Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, said free legal resources would be made available to community organisations on the Southern Gold Coast to better support volunteers.
Mrs Andrews said the Turnbull Government was investing $250,000 to fund the delivery of online legal resources to help not-for-profit organisations and volunteers.
Justice Connect will provide legal support to organisations on the Southern Gold Coast to help keep volunteers safe and better manage their operations. Online resources, including apps, e-learning modules, webinars, and a comprehensive national guide of best practice, will be rolled out later this year.
“Our volunteers on the Southern Gold Coast are donating their time and skills to make our communities better,” Mrs Andrews said.
“We all owe an enormous debt to our volunteers, and one way to honour that debt is helping the organisations that support volunteers.
“I encourage all volunteer organisations on the Southern Gold Coast to access the tools when they become available later in the year.”
The funding was provided as part of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership.
National Volunteer Week runs from 21 to 27 May and honours the contribution of Australia’s volunteers.