Key publications for volunteers
There are more than 80 on-line publications tailored to meet volunteers' training and information needs, or just for your general interest. These materials include training resources, information sheets about your rights as a volunteer, best practice tips for volunteers, pieces of research and even past media releases.
To search for the complete suite of publications for volunteers, select "Volunteers" from the Primary Audience drop down menu in our publications database. Alternatively, you can browse all publications:
Interested in volunteering but don't know how to find a good position? Download our Quick Guide 'I want to volunteer: how do I go about it' for ideas of where to search for a volunteer role.
Definition and Principles of Volunteering - a definition of formal volunteering and its underpinning principles.
Volunteer Rights and Volunteer Checklist - an overview of volunteers' rights and some important points for volunteers to check off with their organisation before volunteering.
Be an Effective Volunteer - this book has been designed to support you in understanding what it means to be a volunteer in a not for profit organisation. This includes knowledge of the volunteering sector and how to apply basic work practices to your volunteer role. Published by Volunteering Australia for the NVSC and funded by the Australian Government Department of Family & Community Services. Size: 1.64MB. Learner guide - Learner Guide
Visas for Volunteers from Overseas - an information sheet for overseas visitors about volunteering in Australia and visa requirements.
Volunteers and Tax Information - an information sheet for volunteers and volunteer involving organisations about volunteering and tax rulings made by the Australian Taxation Office.
Checklist for Volunteers as Board Members - when joining the board of a not for profit organisation there are a number of things that you will need to consider. This information sheet lists a range of things to check before making your decision.
Police checks and volunteers - an information sheet for volunteers and volunteer involving organisations about the purpose of police checks, the reasons why these might be required and the process for conducting these checks.
100 Point Identification check - checks such as these are regularly used to verify identities. This information sheet details the value ascribed to various types of identification so that when conducting police checks, organisations can ensure that they are checking the correct person.
Recognition of Prior Learning Toolkit - designed to support volunteers and managers of volunteers in learning about recognition of prior learning (RPL) and the process involved in attaining RPL for existing competency - knowledge and skill.