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A Framework for Your Volunteer Policy

A guide and template on how to set up a Volunteer Policy.

Author: Volunteer Ireland

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Background Screening for Volunteers

Information on screening new volunteers, including information on how to develop a screening policy.

Author: Volunteering WA

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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

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Complaint Handling by Charities and Not-for-Profits

A guide to complaint handling, providing example policies and procedures.

Author: Volunteering 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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Corporate Policy Statement: Volunteers and Community Involvement

An example of a corporate level policy statement that supports the involvement of volunteers.

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

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Developing a Volunteer Policy for your Organisation

A guide on how to create a volunteer policy.

Author: Volunteer Ireland

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Drug and Alochol Policy

A template for a drug and alcohol policy.

Author: Volunteering WA

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Guide to Peer Support, Coaching and Mentoring: Staff Peer Support Coaching Mentoring Policy

A policy template to peer support, coaching and mentoring. Note: This resource supports the Guide to Peer Support, Coaching and Mentoring.

Author: VolunteeringACT

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Guide to Peer Support, Coaching and Mentoring: Staff Peer Support Coaching Mentoring Procedure

A template for a procedure to outline responsibilities and processes for peer support, coaching and mentoring. Note: This resource supports the Guide to Peer Support, Coaching and Mentoring.

Author: VolunteeringACT

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Guide to Performance Appraisal: Employee Performance Appraisal Policy

A policy template for performance appraisal. Note: This resource supports the Supplementary Guide to Performance Appraisal

Author: VolunteeringACT

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Guide to Performance Appraisal: Employee Performance Appraisal Procedure

A template for a procedure to guide performance appraisal. Note: This resource supports the Supplementary Guide to Performance Appraisal

Author: VolunteeringACT

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Guide to Supervision: Employee Performance Appraisal Procedure

A template for a Performance Appraisal Procedure. Note: This resource supports the Guide to Supervision

Author: VolunteeringACT

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Guide to Supervision: Staff Supervision Policy

A template for a Supervision Policy. Note: This resource supports the Guide to Supervision

Author: VolunteeringACT

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Guide to Supervision: Staff Supervision Procedure

A template for a Supervision Procedure. Covering the key responsibilities of supervisors and supervisees. Note: This resource supports the Guide to Supervision

Author: VolunteeringACT

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Member Protection Policy

A template for a sporting club member protection policy.

Author: Volunteering WA

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Parks and Wildlife Service: Volunteer Management Manual

An example of a Volunteer Management Handbook. The Handbook covers key information volunteer management processes including frameworks, recruitment, supervision and administration.

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

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Policies and Procedures Handbook: A Guide for Not-for-profit Organisations

Organisation level resource, covering policies and procedures that apply to both employees and volunteers.

Author: Volunteering WA

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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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Social Media and Communications Policy

A template for a social media and communications policy.

Author: Volunteering WA

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Supplementary Guide to Probation: Employee Probation Policy

A template for a Probation Policy. This resource can be used as a WHS tool, providing volunteers with opportunity to provide feedback. Probation is not mandatory for volunteers. Note: This resource supports the Supplementary Guide to Probation.

Author: VolunteeringACT

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Supplementary Guide to Probation: Employee Probation Procedure

A template for Probation Procedure. This resource can be used as WHS tool, providing volunteers with opportunity to provide feedback. Probation is not mandatory for volunteers. Note: This resource supports the Supplementary Guide to Probation.

Author: VolunteeringACT

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Template: Spontaneous Volunteer Task Management Plan

Supports organisations in capturing information associated with volunteer tasks including task description, risk assessment, screening, induction, briefing, support, debriefing, recognition, and supervision strategies.

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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Volunteer Handbook

An example of a Volunteer Handbook. Note: This resource is currently under review. Information may no longer be correct.

Author: City of Gosnells

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Volunteer Management Toolkit

A comprehensive guide on best practice volunteer management, covering all aspects of the volunteer management cycle.

Author: Volunteering Victoria

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Volunteering Policy

Example of a volutneering policy.

Author: Volunteer Edinburgh, VolunteerWiki

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Writing Policies and Procedures

A resource on the importance of policies and procedures and what policies and procedures an organisation may require.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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