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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.