Research and resources
Volunteering Australia encourages research into all areas of volunteering in Australia. The following reports and research bulletins related to corporate volunteering were produced by Volunteering Australia:
Corporate Volunteering Training Kit
A comprehensive kit to help volunteer centres deliver training on corporate volunteering. Download toolkit. Download templates. Download powerpoint slides.
Employee Volunteering: A guide for small to medium sized enterprises
A guide for SMEs who are interested in helping the community through volunteering. Includes an accompanying range of templates, tools and checklists. Download report.
Download templates -
A. Step by Step Guide
B. Staff Survey Questions
C. Employee Volunteering Policy Template
D. Setting Targets
E. Selecting Not-for-Profit Partners
F. Risk Analysis Checklist
G. Letter of Agreement Template
H. Measuring & Evaluation
Staff Recruitment, Retention, Satisfaction and Productivity: The Effects of Employee Volunteering Programs
A survey of employers and the degree to which they use their employee volunteering programs to attract and retain employees. Download report.
Employee Volunteering and CSR: Job Seeker Perspectives
A survey of job seekers and their attitudes towards employee volunteering programs and corporate social responsibility. Download report.
Two Way Street: Corporate Volunteering in the Not-for-Profit Sector
A survey of the experiences and attitudes of Australian not for profit organisations towards corporate volunteering. Download report.
Corporate Volunteering Survey
Volunteering Australia, collaboration with Australia Cares, has just published the report of its recent survey into the extent and nature of corporate volunteering in Australia. Download PDF
Insurance & Risk Management for Corporate Volunteers
The risk involved in corporate volunteering programs will vary across individual employee programs and the wide range of community activities. This booklet identifies the areas of potentially overlapping responsibility for employers and not-for-profit organisations and looks at ways all parties can minimise their risk. Download PDF
Volunteering Centres and Corporate Volunteering
A survey into the impact of corporate volunteering on volunteer centres. Key findings
Corporate Shares, Community Profits
Volunteering Australia has produced two booklets on corporate volunteering, one for community organisations and one for corporations, giving hints on how corporate/employee volunteering can work well for both parties.
To view the Corporate Shares, Community Profit booklets,
click here for companies,
click here for not-for-profit organisations.
International Research - list of articles
In April 2004 Volunteering Australia was able to bring Amanda Bowman (Director, ENGAGE) and Jerry Marston (Community Investment Director, Whitbread plc) out to Australia from the UK to present at the inaugural ENGAGE week seminars. Their speeches can be viewed below:
Amanda Bowman: CSR and Employee Engagement: From the Margins to the Mainstream
Amanda Bowman: Notes to her presentation
Jerry Marston: Corporate Shares Community Profits
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