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A Guide to Work Health and Safety for Volunteer Organisations

A comprehensive guide covering the WHS duties of a volunteer involving organisation. This resource covers specific topics including volunteering from home, emergency service volunteers, and bullying, harassment and discrimination duties.

Author: Safe Work Australia

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Confidentiality and Intellectual Property

A guide identifying the key privacy considerations your organisation should review when involving volunteers, as well as the volunteer and organisation's rights around Intellectual Property.

Author: Volunteering Victoria

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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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Developing a Volunteer Policy

Provides high level information on how to develop a volunteering policy.

Author: Volunteer Scotland

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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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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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Health and Safety Guide

A guide on how to protect volunteers and ensure their health and safety. Note: Some information provided is specific to Victoria.

Author: Volunteering Victoria

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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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National Volunteer Guide

A comprehensive guide to the legal obligations an organisation has for its volunteers. This six part guide includes: 1. Introduction and overview 2. Volunteer, employee or independent contractor 3. Volunteer safety with annexures 4. Workplace behaviours 5. Recruiting, inducting, managing and ending the volunteer relationship 6. Organisational issues

Author: Not-for-Profit Law, Justice Connect

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Organisations and Legal Structure

Information around formal legal structures for volunteering groups.

Author: Volunteering Victoria

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