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Volunteering Victoria resources
Volunteering Victoria Guides
Our Volunteering Victoria guides cover various topics relating to volunteering and best practice volunteer management.
Sport Volunteering Resources
Sporting club-focused resources, aimed to support community sporting clubs in their strategies and practices around volunteers.
Volunteer Replacement Cost Calculator
A free tool showing an estimate of a volunteer's contribution (in dollar terms), if you had to replace them with a paid employee.
National Strategy for Volunteering
A blueprint for the next ten years that will enable volunteering in Australia to thrive, co-created by the volunteering ecosystem.
Volunteer Management Resource Library
A national collaboration to organise the best volunteer management resources in one place.
Implementing the National Standards: Guide & Workbook
A comprehensive set of instructions and resources to guide you through implementing the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement.
National Definition of Volunteering
'Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain.'
Fair Work: Designing a Volunteer Role
A step-by-step guide for designing a volunteer role versus a paid role.
Not-for-profit Law Hub
Overview of the legal issues relating to the engagement and management of volunteers.
Volunteer Management Interactive Handbook
An easy-to-use handbook containing best practice resources, material and customisable templates.
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Other helpful links
Working With Children Check Victoria
A screening process for assessing or re-assessing people who work with or care for children in Victoria.
NDIS Screening Check
A screening process for workers or volunteers who are supporting people with disabilities.
International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)
Creating a more just and sustainable world by enabling the leaders, organisations, and environments that empower volunteers.