Volunteering Visions is both an inspiration and a handbook. Containing 29 interviews with key players, Volunteering Visions concentrates their experience, vision and insight into a reminder of the necessity and joy of active citizenship, and a valuable resource for those working to achieve community goals. The interviewees include: Patrick McClure, Sandy Hollway, Robert Fitzgerald, Ian Kiernan, Dianne Cowan. As you read these 29 interviews, it becomes clear that volunteering and non-profit work is gutsy, not nice. While many modestly discuss their work in terms of "helping out", and "giving back", these are people who are challenging inquity, adversity and lethargy, boldly setting out to make a difference. The interviews demonstrate the prevalence and possibility of individual and concerted effort in all fields. These interviewees and the organisations they represent, foresee and work towards a more resilient, engaged, cohesive and happy Australia. Volunteering Visions offers considered discussion on the challenges of non-profit organisations, addressing human resources, including recruitment, motivation, development and retention of volunteers; funding, including links with government and business; legal and safety issues; and the future of volunteering.