A strong research and evidence base is essential to our purpose to promote and build a vibrant, strong volunteering community that is inclusive, respected, and sustainable. Our advocacy, policy and operational work is underpinned by current volunteer research and best practice.
Volunteering Victoria values the diverse forms and definitions of volunteering and community giving that exist within our community. We strive to highlight and support research that provides increased understanding of the way communities contribute and support each other.
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Inclusion & diversity
Volunteer Involving Organisations Online Accessibility Survey
National Volunteering Peak Bodies, 2023
As part of federal Volunteer Management Activity funding, a national survey was conducted by volunteering peak bodies across Australia to measure digital inclusion in the volunteering sector. The results will inform recommendations to improve online accessibility and address barriers.
Community Giving in First Nations Communities
Volunteering Victoria, 2022
As part of grant funding from the Australian Government, Volunteering Victoria partnered with Community First Development to understand practices of community giving in First Nations communities in Gippsland.
Engagement, Commitment, Satisfaction and Intention to Remain Among Volunteers in Victorian Public Health Sector Organisations