This webinar covers key elements of volunteer management, including adapting to changing needs, building inclusive programs, providing structured frameworks and involving volunteers in all aspects of the organisation.
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.
Debunking Skilled Volunteering: How to Tap into Skilled Corporate Volunteers
This webinar explores skilled and corporate volunteering, identifying platforms that VIOs can engage with to recruit skilled volunteers and providing space to consider the value they might add to a volunteer program.
Identifies when it may be necessary to have a difficult conversation, and provides tips on how to effectively have this conversation. This resource is accompanied by a Difficult Conversations Worksheet.
A comprehensive guide to peer support, coaching and mentoring, providing information, checklists and templates. This guide is applicable to both volunteers and employees. Note: This resource is accompanied by a suite of supporting resources.
Identifies the importance of the volunteer lifecycle, including supporting, supervising and recognising volunteers. Aligns findings with the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement. Note: This resource accompanies the Leep: Harnessing Volunteer Motivation Webinar.
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.
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).
A resource guiding organisations on how to perform a health check of their volunteer involvement and volunteer management practices. This resource can be used as a template. Note: Item 2.08 is not relevant to Australian volunteering programs.
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.