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.
Community Giving in First Nations Communities
Volunteering Victoria, 2022
As part of grant funding from the Australian Government, Volunteering Victoria partnered with Community First Development to understand practices of community giving in First Nations communities in Gippsland. The project included a series of yarn ups with local community members in the region and highlighted the strengths of First Nations community giving.
The Great Reset: Volunteering in Tasmania post COVID-19
Volunteering Tasmania, 2022
Drawing on consultations and conversations with organisations and volunteers over the last two years, Volunteering Tasmania have developed a view on how the COVID-19 pandemic period has already and will continue to shape volunteering into the future.
Volunteering Research Papers Initiative
Volunteering Australia, 2022
As part of the development of the National Strategy for Volunteering, Volunteering Australia recently launched the Volunteering Research Papers Initiative. The research papers capture evidence on a wide range of topics related to volunteering and outline key insights for policy and practice. These insights will directly inform the development of the National Strategy for Volunteering.
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]).
ABS General Social Survey: Summary Results 2019
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS (ABS), 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.