The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement

Volunteering Australia’s National Standards for Volunteer Involvement provide a sound framework for supporting the volunteer sector in Australia. The revised Standards are much easier to follow and are adaptable to different organisation types and different forms of volunteering which reflect the diversity of this growing sector.

Direct benefits to organisations:

  • They provide good practice guidance and benchmarks to help organisations attract, manage and retain volunteers, and
  • Help manage risk and safety in their work with volunteers.

Direct benefits to volunteers:

  • They help improve the volunteer experience.

The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement (2015) are the intellectual property of Volunteering Australia. They are recognised within Australia as the best practice framework for volunteer involvement.

As the owners of the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement, Volunteering Australia has endorsed its Foundation Members, the State and Territory Peak Bodies for Volunteering, as being the sole organisations authorised to deliver training and develop resources on the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement.

Any unauthorised use of the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement is strictly prohibited. For more information see National Standards and Supporting Material

You may also like to view the Clarification on the use of the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement document for further information.

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