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A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Pause a Role on VIKTOR

Steps to help organisation temporarily pause their volunteer advertisements.

Author: VolunteeringACT

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Checklist for Effectively Volunteering from Home

A checklist for effectively volunteering from home.

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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Checklist for Staying in Touch with Your Volunteer Organisation

A checklist for staying in touch with your volunteer involving organisation.

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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Checklist for Things to Consider When Volunteering in a Pandemic

A checklist for volunteering during a pandemic.

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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COVID-19 Actions Guide

A guide to engaging volunteers during a pandemic ensuring their health and safety, including how to leverage volunteer skills whilst protecting their wellbeing.

Author: Volunteering Victoria

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COVID-19 and Informal Volunteering Groups

Advice for informal volunteering groups during a pandemic.

Author: Volunteering WA

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COVID-19 Position Paper 1: Volunteering and National Policy Settings

Position paper setting out shared views on how to adapt national policy settings and messaging to help ensure volunteers are safeguarded during the COVID-19 public health emergency and are facilitated to best support the emergency response to COVID-19.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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COVID-19 Position paper No.2: Safeguarding Volunteers and Volunteer Involving Organisations

Position paper to help guide decision-making of volunteer involving organisations and volunteers during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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COVID-19 Position paper No.3: Volunteering, vaccinations and being COVIDSafe

Position paper to help guide decision-making of Volunteer Involving Organisations on how volunteers can be safeguarded during the ongoing COVID-19 situation, drawing on official sources of advice and expertise.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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COVID-19 Vaccinations and Volunteers Information Sheet

An information sheet on how volunteers are included in the phased COVID-19 vaccination roll-out.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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COVID-19: Advice for Organisations on Safeguarding Volunteers

Advice for organisations on how to safeguard volunteer health and wellbeing during a pandemic.

Author: Volunteering WA

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COVID-19: Advice for Volunteers

Advice for volunteers about their rights and responsibilities during COVID-19.

Author: Volunteering WA

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COVID-19: Business Continuity Planning

A guide to business continuity planning during a pandemic looking at the implications for volunteer involvement as well as operations, communication, finances and social impact.

Author: Volunteering Victoria, Volunteering Queensland, Volunteering Tasmania

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COVID-19: Information for Volunteer Involving Organisations

Information from Volunteering Australia’s COVID-19 Position Paper No. 2: Safeguarding Volunteers and Volunteer Involving Organisations. It includes resources, information on adapting volunteering programs, safeguarding volunteers and adjusting contractual obligations.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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COVID-19: Information for Volunteers

Information from Volunteering Australia’s COVID-19 Position Paper No. 1: Information for Volunteers. It includes resources, information on getting involved in response volunteering and on volunteering obligations.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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COVID-19: Return to Corporate Volunteering

A factsheet on processes for safely engaging and supporting corporate volunteers during a pandemic.

Author: Volunteering WA

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Epidemic & Pandemic Policy

An policy template for protecting volunteer and employee health and safety during a pandemic.

Author: Volunteering Victoria, Institute of Community Directors Australia

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Ideas for How to Keep Volunteers Engaged

A webpage providing brief information on how to continue to engage with volunteers, even if a program pauses its functions.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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Insurance and COVID-19: Guidance for Volunteer Involving Organisations

A resource addressing the volunteering protection gap raised by the COVID-19 health pandemic and what organisations are liable for.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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Insurance and COVID-19: Guidance for Volunteering Involving Organisations

Information on risk in volunteer involvement during COVID-19. Covering liability over the health of volunteers and discrimination concerns in standing volunteers down.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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Joint Policy Statement: Addressing the Pandemic Insurance Gap for Volunteers

A policy statement addressing the volunteering protection gap raised by the COVID-19 health pandemic.

Author: Volunteering Australia, Justice Connect

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Keeping Volunteers Safe

Supporting volunteer involvement in a pandemic. Topics covered include risk management; work, health and safety; insurance; and an organisational self-assessment.

Author: VolunteeringACT

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Research Briefing Volunteering during the first year of COVID-19

Volunteering Australia worked in partnership with the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods (CSRM) to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on volunteering.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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Responding to a Pandemic: A Guide for Volunteer Involving Organisations

A comprehensive guide on volunteer involvement during a pandemic, reflecting most areas of the National Standards.

Author: Volunteering Australia, Volunteering Queensland

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Returning Volunteer Programs and Volunteers during COVID-19

A guide to effectively engaging and re-engaging volunteers during a pandemic from recruitment to safeguarding their wellbeing. Note: Some information is specific to the Western Australian context.

Author: Volunteering WA

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VolPoll

An engagement tool designed for volunteers and small to medium groups to evaluate and better understand their volunteering opportunities and threats.

Author: VolPoll

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Volunteer Engagement Response Plan to COVID-19

How to engage with volunteers during a pandemic, including effectively resourcing roles and re-considering how the organisation can better support the community.

Author: Volunteering Victoria, VQ Volunteer Strategies

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Volunteer Recruitment

How to advertise for volunteer roles, including through emergency volunteering platforms.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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Volunteering and the Early Impact of COVID-19

Research and key statistics on the impact of COVID-19 on volunteering in Australia.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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Volunteering in Response to a Pandemic: A Practical Guide for Volunteers

Practical guidance to support volunteers in response to a pandemic. This guide provides practical checklists and information on key things to consider including: - Volunteering in a pandemic - Helping in pandemic response and recovery - Continuing or ceasing to volunteer - Maintaining good health and wellbeing - Staying connected and volunteering post-pandemic

Author: Volunteering Australia, Volunteering Queensland

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