Resources

The following documents may be of interest and assistance to anyone involved in the management of volunteers or volunteer programs.

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2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) application/pdf icon (711.17 KB)

Volunteer Australia
Response to National Public Consultation on Statistics for Volunteering and Giving
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
May 2017

Definition of Volunteering application/pdf icon (117.92 KB)

Volunteering Australia Project: The Review of the Definition of Volunteering

Insurance & Risk Management for Corporate Volunteers (Volunteer Australia) application/pdf icon (722.78 KB)

The risk involved in corporate volunteering programs will always vary with the facts and circumstances of individual programs and with the wide range of community programs and activities

National Standards for Volunteer Involvment application/pdf icon (333.68 KB)

The new Standards incorporate significant changes to the original standards in order to reflect best practice in volunteer management in Australia's current work environment. The benchmarks contained in the Standards are specifically designed to help organisations attract, manage, recognise and retain volunteers, and to manage risk and safety with respect to volunteers. Guidance on applying the Standards will be provided via comprehensive implementation resources.

National Volunteering Strategy application/pdf icon (3.84 MB)

The National Volunteering Strategy sets out the Australian Government’s vision for volunteering in Australia over the next 10 years. The aim of the strategy is to ensure that by 2021 volunteering is encouraged, supported and recognised by all Australians.

NSW Volunteering Strategy application/pdf icon (757.04 KB)

The NSW Volunteering Strategy provides the framework for the development of the sector in NSW for the next decade.
The strategy is the product of extensive consultation with volunteers across NSW, the organisations they work with, and the peak bodies which represent those organisations.

Recognising Volunteers (Volunteer Australia) application/pdf icon (63.1 KB)

When volunteers are recruited to your organisation it makes the utmost sense to make every effort to retain them. It is a costly proposition to recruit and train replacement volunteers.

Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers in the local New South Wales HACC Community Services (Tri Community Exchange Inc) application/pdf icon (2.7 MB)

A Volunteer Perspective

The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement application/pdf icon (333.68 KB)

The new Standards incorporate significant changes to the original standards in order to reflect best practice in volunteer management in Australia's current work environment.

The State of Volunteering 2016 Report application/pdf icon (330.22 KB)

New Volunteering Australia data released confirms that volunteering rates in NSW and across Australia are under pressure, and that organisations need to better align volunteering opportunities with the interests of prospective volunteers.

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