Research
&
Reports

A strong research and evidence base is essential to our purposes to promote and build a vibrant, strong volunteering community that is inclusive, respected and sustainable.

A robust evidence base ensures that our advocacy, policy and operational work is all underpinned by current best practice.

Research and service delivery go hand in hand to ensure Volunteering Victoria can continue to effectively support the volunteering sector.

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State Interest

Pathways to culturally diverse volunteering towards COVID-19 recovery

Volunteer West, 2021
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Investigating the role of volunteering in protecting against loneliness in rural populations (current research)

Tara Williams – PhD Research, LaTrobe Rural Health School

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LOHVE Benchmarking Infographic 2021

LOHVE Network – Bendigo Health

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State of Volunteering Report 2020

Volunteering Victoria, in partnership with the Victorian Government, produced a Victorian State of Volunteering report. The report is a flagship initiative of the Victorian Volunteering Strategy.

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LOHVE Benchmarking Report

LOHVE Network – Bendigo Health, 2020

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Key Facts about Volunteering in Victoria

Volunteering Victoria, 2018

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National Interest

Volunteering in Australia Research Project

Volunteering Australia, 2021

As part of the development of the National Strategy for Volunteering, Volunteering Australia is leading the Volunteering in Australia research project. The research project will produce a series of four reports that will serve as a core evidence base on contemporary volunteering in Australia, which will inform the development of the National Strategy for Volunteering.

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National Volunteering Research Network

Volunteering Australia, 2021

The National Volunteering Research Network facilitates the sharing of information and knowledge between researchers and members of the wider volunteering ecosystem and aims to lead to greater collaboration and enhance research translation and policy engagement to advance volunteering in the Australian community. People interested in attending or learning more should contact Maddie Dorin ([email protected]).

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COVID-19 Community Sector Impact Survey

Our Community, 2021

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Research Briefing: Volunteering during the first year of COVID-19

Volunteering Australia, 2021

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RE-ENGAGING VOLUNTEERS AND COVID-19 

Volunteering Australia, 2021

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Giving Australia

Charities Aid Foundation, 2019

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The Social and Economic Sustainability of WA’s Rural Volunteer Workforce

Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, 2019

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Human Resources and Volunteer Management: A shared approach

Volunteering SA and NT, 2018

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Statistics

ABS General Social Survey: Summary Results 2019

This ABS report and accompanying data cubes are the main source of detailed statistics on voluntary work in Australia. It includes rates of participation in voluntary work, characteristics of people who volunteer, the reasons people volunteer, information on the nature of the voluntary work undertaken and reimbursement.

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