Definition of Volunteering

‘Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain.’

Introduced in 2015, Volunteering Australia’s Definition of Volunteering has a set of explanatory notes, a detailed Issues Paper that provides background and context, and a set of FAQs around it.

In May 2017 Volunteering Australia released a FAQs Supplement based on further queries and discussions Volunteering Australia has had since the launch.

For more information about Volunteering Australia’s Definition of Volunteering see the resources below.

Downloads

Full information about the Definition of Volunteering – July 2015
Definition of Volunteering FAQs – July 2015
Definition of Volunteering FAQs Supplement – May 2017
Issues Paper – December 2014 – A sub-committee of researchers on the National Steering Committee, produced an Issues Paper to provide stakeholders with an understanding of the dimensions of volunteering both here in Australia and globally.