Discusses the increasing use and reliance on volunteers in Early Childhood Education, and how increasingly volunteers are board members with professional skills and parents with trade skills. Looks at Governments attempts to put a dollar value on these assests, and at accounting methods that could be used for this task. Concludes that government must increase funding to cover contribution by volunteers especially in relation to the 20 hours free program.
Cordery, C., & Narraway, G. (2006). Volunteers: Perceived invisible in accounting. In Australian & New Zealand Third Sector Research 8th Biennial Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia.