Guides for Managing Volunteers

Downloadable Guides for Volunteer Managers
The Social Policy Compendium
The Social Policy Compendium is a series of position statements of Volunteering Australia’s stance on particular volunteering related issues, to provide stakeholders with information and practical assistance in the formation of their own policy statements, and to support the sector.
The Common Language Guide
The Common Languages Guide outlines a generally accepted glossary of terms and definitions widely used in the volunteering sector.
Working With Children Checks
The Working with Children Check was made compulsory by law in 2005 for all employees and volunteers engaged in ‘child-related work'. Changes to the law and your obligations take place occasionally so make sure you have the most up-to-date information.
Volunteer Management Toolkit
To help you manage your volunteers, Volunteering Victoria has developed a range of simple tools and templates for you to download and adapt to suit your organisation.
Money and volunteers
Reimbursements, allowances, honoraria and tax.
Employee Volunteering – NFP Guide
A guide for NFPs to seek out a partnering arrangement with corporates or business with employees.
Designing a volunteer role
Designing roles and position descriptions for volunteers can be a simple process and this toolkit has exercises and templates to help you.
Dealing with conflict
Even in informal, small-scale groups conflict can arise.
Managing Volunteers for Retention
Once you have recruited some volunteers, your next objective is to keep them coming back.
Recruiting Volunteers
Recruitment is not just about attracting enough volunteers to your program; you need the right people and you need them to stay.
The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement