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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Volunteer Information Booket - New and Existing Agencies application/pdf icon (1.12 MB)

This booklet provides details on how your organisation can become a member of the Volunteer network Volunteer Resource Centre.

Volunteer Information Booklet application/pdf icon (1.94 MB)

This booklet entails information about how to get involved in volunteering, rights and responsibilites for volunteers and organsiations, training, confidentiality and much more.

Volunteer Insurance application/pdf icon (113.17 KB)

Appropriate and comprehensive insurance cover is vital for all organisations involving volunteers.

Volunteer Network Brochure application/pdf icon (1.67 MB)

Volunteer Network is an organisation for people wishing to become actively involved in the local community

Volunteer Rights & Volunteer Checklist (Volunteering Australia) application/pdf icon (56.3 KB)

Unlike paid staff, volunteers are not covered by awards or work-place agreements. Volunteers however do have rights, some which are enshrined in legislation and some which could be considered the moral obligations of an organisation involving volunteers. Volunteering Australia promote the following as teh basic rights of a volunteer.

Volunteering Screening application/pdf icon (432.12 KB)

Legal information for New South Wales community organisations - Justice Connect, Not for Project Law

Volunteers and Visas application/pdf icon (362.45 KB)

Legal information for New South Wales community organisations - Justice Connect, Not for Profit Law

Volunteers and Volunteer Organisations under the WHS Act application/pdf icon (174.48 KB)

The purpose of this fact sheet is to assist the Commonwealth jurisdiction understand the Commonwealth's Worth Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) in relation to volunteers and volunteer organisations.

Youth volunteering in Australia: An evidence review application/pdf icon (1.07 MB)

The National Youth Affairs Research Scheme commissioned the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) and researchers Associate Professor Lucas Walsh and Rosalyn Black to conduct research on youth volunteering in Australia

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