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COVID-19

Leading People During COVID-19

Updated 24 March 2021

Volunteering is permitted under the current restriction level.

  • In order to have volunteers on site, your organisation must have a COVID safe plan
  • Volunteers must physically distance and are encouraged to wear a mask at all times no matter where they volunteer in the organisation
  • All visitors must wear a mask at all times when inside the organisations they volunteer at and physically distance where able
  • Organisations can open and there is no cap pr group limits for entry. There is a density quota requirement of 1 person per 2 sqm when using electronic record keeping. Otherwise, 1 person per 4 sqm
  • Record keeping is required

Stay up-to-date with Government restrictions here.

Information on COVID-19 vaccinations:

The Australian COVID-19 vaccination program commenced officially on Monday 22 February 2021.

How are volunteers included in the phased roll-out?

Generally, in Victoria, it is up to the organisation to decide which phase their volunteers will be vaccinated in.

Federal vaccine program roll-out effecting Victorian volunteers include the following:

Phase 1a

  • In relation to aged and disability care facilities, volunteers are not eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1a.
  • All workers, including the many volunteers, who provide care services in a community or home setting are also not included in Phase 1a.

Phase 1b

  • Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Service volunteers are included in Phase 1b.
  • Disability and aged care support volunteers who provide support to people in their homes, respite care, educational, employment, leisure and/or residential settings, including those providing transport and advocacy services are included in Phase 1b.

Phase 2a & 2b

  • As of 22 March, we are awaiting confirmation of which workers (including volunteers) will be prioritised in subsequent phases.

Click here for more information on the above roll-out program.

More resources on the Victorian Coronavirus vaccine program:

Still have questions – get in touch with us via [email protected]

Resources for Leaders of Volunteers

COVID-19 FAQs | 6 August 2020

COVID-19: Webinars & Workshops

Welcoming Volunteers Back Safely Checklist

Volunteering Program Status Snapshot

Volunteers Recruitment Checklist

Safe Workplace Communication Sheet

Individual Volunteer Program Assessment

COVID-19 Risk Register Template

The Impact of COVID-19 on Employers’ WHS Obligations

Volunteering Safely Under Different Pandemic Stages

COVID-19 Sector Survey Results

Guide: Staying Connected

Best Practice: Setting Up an Employee Volunteering Program During Covid-19

COVID-19: Stop the Spread

Creative Initiatives During COVID-19

COVID-19: VMIA Insurance Fact Sheet

COVID-19: Volunteer Engagement Response Plan

Celebrating National Volunteer Week Virtually

Leveraging Technology

Re-starting Your Volunteer Program Guide

COVID-19: Business Continuity

COVID-19: Policy Template

COVID-19: General advice

COVID-19: Useful resources