If you are a current volunteer seeking advice or would like to volunteer please contact the Volunteering Peak Body in your State or Territory.
Volunteering Australia and the State and Territory volunteering peak bodies are monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation closely. We are actively providing guidance to the volunteering community during these very challenging times.
We have published the two following policy position papers, Volunteering and National Policy Settings; and Safeguarding Volunteers and Volunteer Involving Organisations; in order to clearly articulate our position around a number of issues regarding COVID-19 and the volunteering sector.
COVID-19 Position Paper No. 1: Volunteering and National Policy Settings
This position paper sets out our shared views on how national policy settings and messaging might need to adapt to help ensure volunteers are safeguarded during the COVID-19 emergency and that volunteers can be facilitated to best support the emergency response to COVID-19. Volunteers are critical to many essential services and voluntary action will be a key part of the solution to many of the challenges that communities will face.
COVID-19 Position Paper No. 2: Safeguarding Volunteers and Volunteer Involving Organisations
This position paper sets out our shared views on how volunteers can be safeguarded during the COVID-19 emergency and how volunteers can best support the emergency response to COVID-19. The aim of this position paper is to help guide decision-making of Volunteer Involving Organisations and of volunteers in these very challenging times. We will provide guidance which draws directly from official sources of advice and expertise, and which is mindful of rapidly changing State and Territory priorities.