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.
Communities Responding to Disasters: Planning for Spontaneous Volunteers
A detailed guide on planning for the involvement of spontaneous volunteers, covering national policies and principles as well as providing information on strategies for supporting and coordinating spontaneous volunteers.
Author: Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience
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.
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.
A comprehensive guide to onboarding volunteers, covering planning, policies and procedures, induction, training and evaluation. This guide provides information, checklists and templates relevant to both volunteers and employees. Note: This resource is accompanied by a suite of supporting resources.
Making it Happen: Good practice in building local capability to manage spontaneous disaster volunteers
This resource identifies who may be responsible for spontaneous volunteers, including how to set up a response team and risk management considerations. Note: Some information is specific to the Queensland context. This resource is also accompanied by the Making it Happen: Toolkit, which provides useful tools for volunteer management of spontaneous volunteers.
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.
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
Organisational Plan Management of Spontaneous Volunteers – A practical guide for volunteer involving organisations
Assists organisations responsible for the management of Spontaneous Volunteers with establishing an Operational Plan to clearly articulate how Spontaneous Volunteers will be utilised and managed when the need arises.
Spontaneous Volunteer Management Resource Kit: Helping to manage spontaneous volunteers in emergencies
A comprehensive resource on spontaneous volunteer management, covering planning prior to an emergency, during an emergency and after an emergency. This resource also covers management frameworks and communication strategies.
Author: Australian Red Cross, Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
This comprehensive handbook provides information on screening as part of the volunteer management cycle, identifying ten steps to screening. Please note that some information will be specific to the Canadian context.
Volunteer Workforce Health and Safety Training Framework: A guide for South Australian Local Government
A comprehensive resource on workplace health and safety that covers volunteer role descriptions, risk management procedures, policies and procedures and volunteer training. Note: Some information is specific to South Australia.