Useful Resources
& Links


Child Safe Standards

Requirements of organisations to help protect children and young people.

Volunteering Australia

Common Language Guide

A generally accepted glossary of terms and definitions widely used in the volunteering sector.

Volunteering ACT

Designing a Volunteer Role

A step-by-step guide for designing a volunteer role versus a paid role.


International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)

Creating a more just and sustainable world by enabling the leaders, organisations, and environments that empower volunteers.


Journal for Leaders of Volunteer Engagement

Written for volunteer engagement leaders around the world who want to be informed and challenged about volunteering trends and issues.

Volunteering Australia

National Definition of Volunteering (2015)

'Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain.'

Volunteering Australia

National Standards for Volunteer Involvement

A framework for organisations to consider the role of volunteers within their organisation.

Justice Connect

Not-for-profit Law Hub

Overview of the legal issues relating to the engagement and management of volunteers.

Victoria State Government

NFP Compliance Support Centre

Helpful publications and resources, supporting the Victorian not-for-profit community sector.


Spontaneous Volunteering Strategy (2011)

Coordinating volunteer effort in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.

United Nations

United Nations Volunteers

Contributions to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.

Victoria State Government

Working With Children Victoria

A screening process for assessing or re-assessing people who work with or care for children in Victoria.