Volunteering Australia is leading the Volunteering in Australia research project, which will inform the National Strategy for Volunteering. Early findings reports from the research are now available on the National Strategy for Volunteering website.
The federal government says Australia is in the grip of a “civic crisis” linked to loneliness and unprecedented pressure on the charity sector.
Volunteering Australia have updated their COVID-19 information and resources for both volunteers and volunteer involving organisations. This resource provides useful information to safeguard your volunteers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage all volunteer involving organisations to review their risk assessments in light of the new medical advice.
Find out more here: Volunteering and COVID-19 – Volunteering Australia
Volunteers give you their all. On top of that, they do it for free. So, it’s understandable that in exchange, they expect to feel respected – not frustrated!
Read more here: Common Volunteer Frustrations and How to Alleviate Them
These strategies consider and give feedback on how to manage the current events impacting the publics willingness to volunteer and their ongoing loyalty to an organisation. It outlines how to plan your volunteer engagement strategies.