Only a life lived for others is worth living - Albert Einstein
Volunteers are at the heart of everything in our society. The NSW State Plan recognises the important link between community harmony and volunteering and has, therefore, placed great importance on increased participation by members of migrant communities in public life.
The Community Relations Commission believes that promoting and facilitating the involvement of members of migrant communities in broader community activities will contribute greatly to a harmonious society.
The Community Relations Commission runs a number of programs aimed at fostering volunteering:
The Volunteering Web Portal is a new service of the CRC to link volunteers to services, projects or events for multicultural communities.
The CRC Multicultural Youth Network is comprised of youth leaders from diverse cultural backgrounds who are dedicated to promoting multiculturalism through awareness,understanding and cultural identity.
The NSW Premiers Chinese Community Service Awards recognises the significant contributions to philanthropic and community-wide activities by members of the Chinese community in New South Wales.
The CRC Awards for Volunteering seek out those members of the community who have given outstanding voluntary service to their fellow citizens over the previous twelve months and highlight the contribution to community welfare made by members of migrant communities.
The Commission also plans to offer assistance to agencies in need of volunteers such as a free volunteer referral service and other services and benefits for managing volunteer programs. Check the CRC website for regular updates. Agencies visiting this website, please fill out this short survey and help the Commission plan its future services.