Useful Resources
& Links

Looking for information or guidance on volunteering or volunteer engagement? As your peak body, we aim to be your go-to place for all things volunteering. Whether the need is big or small, you can come to us for reliable resources and advice.

Volunteering Victoria resources

Volunteering Victoria Guides

Our Volunteering Victoria guides cover various topics relating to volunteering and best practice volunteer management.

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Sport Volunteering Resources

Sporting club-focused resources, aimed to support community sporting clubs in their strategies and practices around volunteers.

VolPoll – Volunteer Engagement Tool

A free engagement tool designed for volunteers and small to medium groups to better understand their volunteering opportunities and threats.

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.

Volunteer Engagement in Action: Case studies & resources

See what others in the sector are up to, with our collection of resources and case studies.

National resources

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.

National Knowledge Base for Volunteer Managers

A national collaboration to organise the best volunteer management resources in one place.

National Standards for Volunteer Involvement

The best practice framework to guide volunteer involvement.

Implementing the National Standards: Guide & Workbook

A comprehensive set of instructions and resources to guide you through implementing the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement.

Child Safe Standards

Requirements of organisations to help protect children and young people.

Common Language Guide

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

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.

Mutual Obligation Requirements

Factsheet on how voluntary work can be used to meet mutual obligation requirements.

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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Engage: 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.

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.

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NFP Compliance Support Centre

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

International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)

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

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United Nations Volunteers

Contributions to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.

The Community Well: Social Sector Wellbeing & Resilience Hub

The Social Sector Wellbeing and Resilience Hub

Supports mental health in the social sector by building capability in wellbeing governance and practice, through curation of trusted resources.

Cultural Atlas

An educational resource providing comprehensive information on the cultural background of Australia’s migrant populations.

National Volunteering Peak Bodies