Skills and training - for managers of volunteers
Volunteering Australia is committed to supporting volunteer managers build the knowledge and skills required to achieve excellence in volunteer involvement. This is a key component of the National Volunteer Skills Centre .
We know that as a manager of volunteers your time is scarce and resources even more so. To support you in your pursuit of excellence, we develop and source free tools and materials you can use on the job.
One of our longer term goals is to raise the profile of your work so that it is valued and offers genuine career prospects. This means providing you with information and resources so that you can develop professionally, and connecting you with your peers so that you can share your skills and knowledge. To help you achieve your goals, we have a number of resources, services and projects tailored to meet your needs. To access these, click on the links below. To receive updates on new resources and information, please register.
Publications - Best practice guidance and advice on managing volunteers; research to help you keep abreast of the latest trends; learning guides on a range of subjects for your volunteers, and more. To download these free materials, search our publications.
Qualifications for managers of volunteers - The Certificate IV in Volunteer Program Coordination, originally developed by Volunteering Australia, is now part of the National Community Services Training Package. For more information please contact the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council.
Accredited training for your volunteers - Certificates I, II and III in Active Volunteering are the first of their kind: nationally recognised qualifications for your volunteers.
Events calendar - Search our training and events calendar for details of upcoming training sessions, seminars and conferences that you and your volunteers can attend. You can also advertise an information or training session to our calendar, free of charge.
Recognition of Prior Learning - Learn how to have your knowledge and skills formally recognised through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), or how you can support your volunteers to attain RPL.
Free information and advice
For more information and advice, contact our Member Centre in your State or Territory.