National Standards for Volunteer Involvement

The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement provide a sound framework for supporting the volunteer sector in Australia. The National Standards are easy to follow and are adaptable to different organisation types and different forms of volunteering which reflect the diversity of this growing sector.

The standards provide guidance and benchmarks to help organisations attract, manage and retain volunteers, whilst helping to manage risk and safety in your work with volunteers and supporting a positive volunteer experience. 

Find out more about the National Standards

National Standards for Volunteer Involvement Refresh

The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement (NSVI) are being refreshed to ensure they reflect the contemporary environment and continue to support the volunteering ecosystem.

The NSVI Refresh Project, funded via the Australian Government’s Volunteer Management Activity, will involve consultation with the volunteering ecosystem and draw on the extensive engagement undertaken during the development of the new National Strategy for Volunteering.   They will build on the National Strategy to support a vision for inclusive, safe, and sustainable volunteering in Australia.

Volunteering Queensland are seeking input from across the Volunteering Ecosystem and invite volunteer involving organisations to join us for a consultation session on: 

Thursday 27th April, 11am – 12pm


Wednesday 3rd May, 1.30pm – 2.30pm

If you are unable to attend either of these sessions, you can also provide your views through an e-form here.

The current National Standards for Volunteer Involvement should continue to be used until the refresh program is completed.

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