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Leading Volunteers: COVID-19

Government advice and recommendations on the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve based on new variant outbreaks and the need for community recovery.

We encourage all volunteer-involving organisations to make informed decisions and engage in preventative actions based on this advice and an assessment of their service recipients, volunteer demographics, and organisational need. This should include considering the feasibility of remote working, wearing masks in indoor settings, and encouraging volunteers to stay home if they are sick.

For the latest public health advice, please continue to monitor the Coronavirus Victoria website.


The following resources provide guidance to the community sector on developing COVID-19 policies and practices.

Dept. of Premier & Cabinet

COVID advice for Victorians to stay well in winter


Community Service Sector: COVIDSafe guidance

Justice Connect

Managing volunteers through COVID-19

Volunteering Australia

Responding to a pandemic: Practical guide for VIOs


Guide: Protecting everybody from COVID this winter


Navigating COVID-19 in 2022: Community sector briefing (July 2022)