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.
Bridging the Gap: Enriching the volunteer experience to build a better future for our communities
A research report identifying the gap between what volunteers look for in a volunteering role and how organisations are engaging with volunteers. Identifies ways to better understanding volunteer motivations and engage with volunteers.
Checklist to Effectively Manage Spontaneous Volunteers
Provides a checklist for Local Government to guide them through their responsibilities regarding Spontaneous Volunteers in the preparation, response, and recovery phases of an emergency to ensure Spontaneous Volunteers can be effectively deployed in their local area.
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.
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.
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.
Webinar providing discussion on supporting, supervising and recognising volunteers, providing insight into volunteer motivations, based on the experience of Managers of Volunteers. Note: This resource is accompanied by the Harnessing Volunteer Motivation: Resource Pack.
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
Sample Position Description: Team Leader – Spontaneous Volunteer
Defines the role and responsibilities of Team Leader – Spontaneous Volunteers, who supervise and oversee the work of their team of Spontaneous Volunteers in providing support to the disaster affected community.
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.
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.