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101 Ways to Recognise Your Volunteers

A comprehensive list of ways to recognise volunteers.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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3Bridges: Volunteer Handbook

An example of a Volunteer Handbook. The Handbook covers key information on what to expect as a volunteer, including induction, training, code of conduct and work, health and safety considerations.

Author: 3Bridges Community

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6 Steps to Volunteer Management Success

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.

Author: Leep

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A Common Purpose: Formal Volunteering and Cultural Diversity

A guide on how to build an inclusive volunteering role, focusing on overseas volunteers, cultural awareness, communication styles, gender, and religion.

Author: Volunteering WA, Fran Robinson

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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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Be Prepared: Managing Volunteers in Emergencies

A guide on how to manage both trained and spontaneous volunteers in emergencies. This guide includes templates and checklists.

Author: VolunteeringACT

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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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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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Community Handbook: Working with People

A guide on how to effectively work with volunteers as part of a community group.

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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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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Corporate Volunteering

A webpage providing using information on starting a corporate volunteering program.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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Creating an Inclusive Volunteering Environment

Information on how to create an inclusive volunteering environment, including information on how to complete an inclusion review.

Author: Volunteer Scotland

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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.

Author: Leep

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Guide to Onboarding: Draft Email Template

A template for notifying all staff that a new volunteer/member of staff will be starting with the organisation. Note: This resource supports the Guide to Onboarding.

Author: VolunteeringACT

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Harnessing Volunteer Motivation: Resource Pack

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.

Author: Leep

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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.

Author: Leep

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Including Volunteer Contributions in Grant Applications

Information on how to including the contirbution of volunteers into the narrative and budgeting of grant applications.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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Innovative Student Engagement: A Perspective

Information on engaging with students, identifying the key criteria for successful student engagement in volunteering programs.

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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International Student Volunteer Initiative: An Information Kit for Organisations on Engaging International Students as Volunteers

A guide for organisations on international student volunteering and how to effectively engage with and involve international students as volunteers.

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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Major Event Workforce Management

A white paper covering different strategies for recruitment and management of volunteers for large scale events

Author: Rosterfy

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Managing Volunteers for Retention

A high level guide on best practice volunteer management to support higher retention rates.

Author: Volunteering Victoria

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Motivating and Thanking Volunteers

A brief guide on how to motivate volunteers, as well as how to recognise their contribution.

Author: Volunteer Ireland

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National Volunteer Guide

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

Author: Not-for-Profit Law, Justice Connect

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Optimising Health and Wellbeing Benefits from Volunteering: Good Practice for Engaging and Supporting Volunteers

A good practice guide for engaging and supporting volunteers.

Author: Volunteer Scotland, Scottish Volunteering Forum

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Orientation for New Volunteers

A guide to considerations when planning a volunteer induction.

Author: Volunteering Victoria

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Parks and Wildlife Service: Volunteer Handbook

An example of a Volunteer Handbook. The Handbook covers key information on what to expect as a volunteer, including induction, training, code of conduct and work, health and safety considerations.

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

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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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Promoting Positive Volunteer and Staff Relations

A brief guide on how to promote positive relationships between volunteers and employees.

Author: Volunteer Scotland

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Recognising and Valuing Volunteers

Suggestions for ways to recognise volunteers in their role and in day-to-day activities.

Author: Volunteer Scotland

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Recognising Volunteers

A brief resource on ways to recognise volunteers.

Author: Volunteering Australia

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Responding to a Pandemic: A Guide for Volunteer Involving Organisations

A comprehensive guide on volunteer involvement during a pandemic, reflecting most areas of the National Standards.

Author: Volunteering Australia, Volunteering Queensland

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Rights and Responsibilities

A resource for volunteers on rights and responsibilies of volunteers.

Author: Volunteering WA

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Seven Steps to Volunteer Management Success

Tips on how to best support volunteers and volunteer involvement.

Author: Leep

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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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Supporting Your Volunteers

Information on how to support volunteers.

Author: Volunteer Scotland

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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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The Screening Handbook

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.

Author: Volunteer Canada

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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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Value of Volunteering Wheel

A visual tool demonstrating the benefits of volunteering to building confidence, competence, connections and community.

Author: Volunteer Canada

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Virtual Volunteering and Digital Engagement

Research on how organisations engage digitally with virtual volunteers, providing tips on how to effectively engage remote volunteers.

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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Volunteer Guide

A guide for volunteers on why and how to volunteer, and what a volunteer's rights and responsibilities are.

Author: Volunteering Victoria

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Volunteer Management Health Check Guide

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.

Author: Volunteer Ireland

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Volunteer Management Plan Template

A template Volunteer Management Plan.

Author: Volunteering WA

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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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Volunteer Project Notification

An example of an internal volunteer project notification, used to identify a new volunteering project.

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

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Volunteer Reward and Recognition

A resource providing recommendations on ways that volunteers can be recognised.

Author: Volunteering Queensland

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Volunteer Rights and Responsibilities: Fact Sheet

An overview of the rights and respsonsibilites of volunteers.

Author: Volunteering WA

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Volunteering and Employment

Understanding the motivations of volunteers and supporting volunteers in a pathway to employment.

Author: Victoria ALIVE, Volunteering Victoria

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Volunteers During Disaster and Emergency Events: Fact Sheet

A guide to managing and engaging wtih spontaneous volunteers.

Author: Volunteering WA

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