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101 Ways to Recognise Your Volunteers

A comprehensive list of ways to recognise volunteers.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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A Common Purpose: Formal Volunteering and Cultural Diversity

A guide on how to build an inclusive volunteering role, focusing on overseas volunteers, cultural awareness, communication styles, gender, and religion.

Author: Volunteering WA, Fran Robinson

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Action on Hearing Loss Scotland: Top Tips for Supporting Volunteers with Hearing Loss or Deafness

A list of tips on how to involve and support volunteers living with hearing loss or deafness.

Author: Volunteer Scotland, Action on Hearing Loss Scotland

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Adapting Volunteer Roles

A guide on how to adapt volunteering roles to be more inclusive of people living with a disability.

Author: Victoria ALIVE, Volunteering Victoria

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Aged-Friendly Volunteering

A guide on how to involve older volunteers living with a disability.

Author: Victoria ALIVE, Volunteering Victoria

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Building Inclusive Bridges: A Guide to Facilitating Inclusive Referrals

A guide on how to facilitate inclusive volunteering in an organisation. This resource provides practical tools and tips.

Author: VolunteeringACT

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Confident, Connected, Contributing: Top Tips for Recruiting and Supporting Disabled Volunteers

A list of tips on how to involve and support volunteers living with a disability.

Author: Volunteer Scotland, Glasgow Disability Alliance

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Creating an Inclusive Volunteering Environment

Information on how to create an inclusive volunteering environment, including information on how to complete an inclusion review.

Author: Volunteer Scotland

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Definition of Discrimination

An overview of what discrimination is and the types of discrimination that may occur.

Author: Volunteering WA

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Disability Action Plan

A guide on how to develop a Disability Action Plan. This resource is accompanied by Disability Action Plan Templates.

Author: Victoria ALIVE, Volunteering Victoria

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Disability Action Plan: Template

A template to create a Disability Action Plan Template. Note: This resource is accompanied by the Disability Action Plan resource.

Author: Victoria ALIVE, Volunteering Victoria

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Effective Communication

Communication considerations when working with volunteers living with a disability.

Author: Victoria ALIVE, Volunteering Victoria

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Engaging and Working with Youth Volunteers

Legal information on involving young volunteers.

Author: Justice Connect, Not-for-Profit Law

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Engaging Millennial Volunteers: Understanding a New Breed of Volunteers

A detailed guide on how to engage millenial volunteers, covering role design, recruitment strategies, engagement strategies and supporting change in an organisation. This guide also includes templates.

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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Engaging Young Volunteers

A brief guide on key considerations when involving younger volunteers.

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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Example Inclusion Statement

An example of an inclusion statement at an organisational level.

Author: Victoria ALIVE, Volunteering Victoria

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Giving and Volunteering in Cultural and Linguistically Diverse and Indigenous Communities

A research report on the study of giving and volunteering in cultural and linguistically diverse and indigenous communities.

Author: Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (CIRCA)

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Guide to Onboarding: Inclusion and Diversity Questionnaire

A template questionnaire to support the inclusive involvement of volunteers. This template covers both identifying the needs of volunteers and receiving feedback on the onboarding process. Note: This resource supports the Guide to Onboarding.

Author: VolunteeringACT

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International Student Volunteer Initiative: An Information Kid for Education Providers on Increasing Opportunity for International Students to Volunteer

A guide on how education providers can increase opportunities for international students to volunteer.

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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International Student Volunteer Initiative: An Information Kit for Organisations on Engaging International Students as Volunteers

A guide for organisations on international student volunteering and how to effectively engage with and involve international students as volunteers.

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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Involving Volunteers from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

A guide on how to involve Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) volunteers, covering recruitment tips, motivations and addressing common concerns organisations may have.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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Is Your Organisation Accessible?

A checklist to ensure your organisation is accessible to volunteers living with a disability.

Author: Victoria ALIVE, Volunteering Victoria

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Let's Talk About Inclusion: Promoting Inclusion in your Volunteer Involving Organisation

A workbook to support the development of a more inclusive organisation.

Author: VolunteeringACT

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LGBTIQ Volunteers: Inclusive Practice

How to create a safe and inclusive volunteering environment for LGBTIQA+ identifying volunteers.

Author: Volunteering Victoria

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LGBTIQ Volunteers: Inclusive Practice Guidelines

A guide providing information on key considerations when involving LGBTIQ identifying volunteers.

Author: Volunteering Victoria

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Making it Matter: The impact of volunteering on social inclusion

An international study on how volunteering supports social inclusion.

Author: Making it Matter

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Managing Older Workers: What can we learn from managers of older volunteers?

A research report that explores how to involve and manage older volunteers.

Author: School of Management, Edith Cowan University

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Managing Volunteers from a CALD Background

A brief guide in how to involve volunteers from a culturally or linguistically diverse background. The resource covers key stages of the volunteer management cycle including recruitment, induction and training.

Author: Volunteering Victoria

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Migrant Participation in Sports Volunteering in Ireland

A research report on the involvement of migrant participation in sports volunteering.

Author: Volunteer Ireland

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Money, Volunteers and Disability

A resource identifying the broader economic context for people living with a disability and the impact this may have to the volunteering context.

Author: Victoria ALIVE, Volunteering Victoria

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Parks and Wildlife Service: Cultural Awareness for Volunteers

A resource aimed at volunteers, identifying the importance of the Cultural Heritage of the lands on which the organisation works, and how the organisation works with Traditional Owners to care for Country.

Author: Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions, Government of Western Australia, Parks & Wildlife Service

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Podcast: Inclusive Meaningful Volunteering Goes Beyond Stuffing Envelopes

The VictoriaALIVE team speaking to meaningful, inclusive volunteering roles and programs for people living with a disability.

Author: VictoriaALIVE, John McKenna

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Policy Statement: The involvement of ex-offenders as volunteers

An example of a policy statement regarding the involvement of volunteers with a criminal record, aimed at potential volunteers.

Author: Southern Volunteering (SA) Inc

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School Leavers and Volunteering

A guide to involving school leavers who are living with a disability.

Author: Victoria ALIVE, Volunteering Victoria

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The Benefits of Inclusive Volunteering

Research into the benefits of inclusive volunteering, both for volunteers and service users.

Author: Volunteer Scotland

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The Volunteer Journey: An Inclusive Workbook for People who are Interested in Volunteering

A workbook for people interested in volunteering.

Author: VolunteeringACT

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Top Tips for Recruiting and Supporting LGBT Youth Volunteers

A list of tips to consider when recruiting volunteers identifying as LGBTQI+.

Author: Volunteer Scotland, LGBT Youth Scotland

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Top Tips for Recruiting and Supporting Volunteers with a History of Problem Drug Use

Tips on how to involve and support volunteers with a history of problem drug use.

Author: Volunteer Scotland, Scottish Drugs Forum

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Top Tips: Inclusion in Volunteering - Common Areas

High level tips on how to create a more inclusive volunteering program.

Author: Volunteer Scotland, National Inclusion in Volunteering Group

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Using Mentors, Buddies or Other Support

A guide to involving mentors or buddies to support volunteers living with a disability.

Author: Victoria ALIVE, Volunteering Victoria

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Volunteer Role Risk Assessments

A guide and template for completing a risk assessment of volunteer roles.

Author: Volunteer Ireland

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Volunteering and Disability

A research report on the experiences and perceptions of volunteering from both volunteers living with a disability and volunteer involving organisations.

Author: Volunteer Development Scotland

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Volunteering and the Australian Curriculum

A webpage linking to various lessons and unitis of work that can be used by teachers and volunteer resource centres to support the involvement of young people in volunteering.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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Volunteering for Centrelink Activity Requirements

Information for both organisations and individuals on volunteering as a part of Centrelink activity requirements.

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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Volunteering on a Visa

High level information on volunteering on a visa.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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Working with Older Volunteers

A brief guide on key considerations when involving older volunteers.

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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Young People Volunteering: Removing the Barriers

An issues paper by the Queensland Government, identifying how to support young people into volunteering.

Author: Queensland Family & Child Commission, Queensland Government

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Youth Ready Assessment

A guide to check and assess how well a volunteering program appeals to young people across five focus areas.

Author: Volunteering Victoria

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Youth Ready Guide

A guide aimed at helping organisations involve independent young volunteers, from teens through twenties.

Author: Volunteering Victoria

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