4159.0.55.005 - Information Paper: Collection of Volunteering data in the ABS, March 2018  
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ABS VOLUNTEERING STANDARD

While the ABS recognises the importance of capturing data that reflects emerging trends and changing data needs, it is also important to retain time series continuity for the formal volunteering rate, an opinion strongly supported in both the government and national consultation. With this in mind, the ABS has redesigned the GSS to capture informal, online and spontaneous volunteering, for example, while maintaining the time series of existing formal volunteering items. Analysis of the new items in the 2019 GSS will help inform a revised Volunteering Standard for the ABS that includes both formal and informal volunteering.