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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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A New Model for Citizen Engagement

A review paper on local volunteering groups.

Author: Stanford Social Innovation Review

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Achieving Excellence in Your Volunteer Program: Volunteer program management guidelines

A guide on how to engage with volunteers, particularly through the recruitment process, as well as how to advocate for volunteer involvement to the organisation.

Author: Swan Volunteer Resource Centre, City of Swan

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Best Practice Guidelines

A workbook to help organisations review their volunteering programs in line with best practice frameworks.

Author: Volunteering New Zealand

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Corporate Citizenship Volunteering

Information on the benefits of corporate volunteering and how to involve corporate volunteers.

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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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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Local Government Sub Plan Spontaneous Volunteers: A Practical Guide for Local Government

Guides Local Government in developing their Spontaneous Volunteer Management Sub Plan and outlines key considerations and example text.

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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Other Unpaid Work Arrangements

Identifying the different between volunteering, work for the dole, internships, and student placements.

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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Reviewing your Volunteering Program

A guide on how to review a volunteering program.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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Sample Agreement: Activation and use of Volunteering Queensland’s EV CREW service

Outlines the agreed roles and responsibilities of Volunteering Queensland and the respective Local Government Authority in the activation and use of Emergency Volunteering – Community Response to Extreme Weather (EV CREW).

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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Sample Memorandum of Understanding

Establishes the principles, outcomes, roles, responsibilities, and relationships between Local Governments and organisations responsible for the management of Spontaneous Volunteers.

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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Sample: Volunteer Reception and Registration Centre Plan

Supports organisations in planning for the use of Volunteer Reception and Registration Centres within their Spontaneous Volunteer operations.

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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Steps for Setting up a Volunteer Programme

A brief list of actions to consider when setting up a volunteer program.

Author: Volunteer Ireland

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The Principles of Volunteering

The key principles of volunteering and how this impacts upon an organisation's volunteer involvement.

Author: Volunteering Victoria

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Tobi Johnson's Ultimate Guide to Managing Volunteers

A comprehensive guide on volunteer management, from an initial needs analysis, through to evaluation. Includes activities to guide processes.

Author: VolunteerPro, Tobi Johnson

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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 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 Information Sessions

A guide on developing and hosting a volunteer information session.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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Volunteer Management Plan Template

A template Volunteer Management Plan.

Author: Volunteering WA

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Volunteer Vs Intern

A brief overview of the difference between volunteers and interns.

Author: Volunteer Ireland

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Volunteering and Boundaries

A guide on what boundaries are and what they look like in a volunteering program.

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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