We couldn’t do our work at COTA NSW without our volunteers who generously give their time and expertise.

Volunteering provides enormous social and economic benefits to NSW, with the Centre for Volunteering reporting that in 2023 4.3 million people contributed an estimated $178 billion of value. So what does volunteering look like in 2024 and beyond?

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we discuss the challenges and opportunities for the sector, as we explore the 2024 theme of Something for Everyone.


  • Clint Bertenshaw – Director, Sector Development and Engagement, The Centre for Volunteering NSW
  • Anoop Sud Valued COTA NSW and Western Sydney community volunteer 
  • Gohar Yazdabadi – CEO of COTA NSW

More information is available at

The Centre for Volunteering NSW https://www.volunteering.com.au/

Volunteering National Knowledge Base https://volunteering.freshdesk.com/support/home

Volunteering Australia https://www.volunteeringaustralia.org/