Volunteering

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Report

Meals on Wheels Australia social impact report

This report measures the social impact of 'Meals on Wheels' and the importance of meaningful customer and volunteer connection, further supporting the essential role the service plays within almost every Australian community.
Guide

Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) national guidelines

This document outlines the aims of the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) and sets out the roles and responsibilities of CVS auspices and network members, volunteers, aged care service providers, care recipients, the Department of Health and Aged Care and the Department of Social Services.
Report

Volunteers and volunteering during the COVID-era in Australia

In 2021, the Australian government announced the development of a National Strategy for Volunteering, with the design of this strategy being led by Volunteering Australia. The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods is undertaking research to support the development of the strategy, with this...
Report

2016 Debian Project survey: work and volunteers

The Debian survey, held in 2016, marked the first stage of an inquiry into the relationship between volunteer work in free and open source software and broader dimensions of work and employment. This report outlines the key findings from the research.
Annual Report

Community visitors annual report 2020–2021

Community Visitors are volunteers who play a vital role in safeguarding the rights of people with disability and fostering their inclusion in the community. This report includes changes and challenges to the community visitors program during the Covid-19 restrictions.
Strategy

The future of sport volunteering

Sport Australia has taken the next steps towards building a more collaborative, cohesive and contemporary approach to volunteering in sport with the release of this insights report and new national plan for the future of sport volunteering.
Report

Volunteering during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic (April 2021)

This paper provides data on changes to volunteering and voluntary work since COVID-19, and the impacts of these changes in Australia.
Report

Re-engaging volunteers and COVID-19

Volunteers across Australia make a remarkable contribution to their communities. However, last year's COVID-19 restrictions hit volunteering hard. Volunteering Australia conducted a survey at the end of 2020, asking how the sector was faring. This report outlines the findings.
Report

Supporting people with dementia and their families in rural Victoria: report of a community volunteer program

This report discusses establishing and evaluating a training scheme for volunteers to support carers of people with dementia in two rural communities in Victoria, Australia.
Report

Safeguarding Australia's wildlife

This report presents the results of a qualitative study undertaken by BG Economics into the rescue and care of wildlife by organisations and individuals in the Black Summer bushfires.
Report

State of volunteering in Victoria 2020

This report provides the most contemporary overview of the value of volunteering in Victoria. The report shows the astounding economic value of volunteering, which is estimated to represent $60 billion of value to the state.
Report

Year one Fire Services Reform Implementation Plan

The 2017 Fire Services Statement articulated the Victorian government’s vision for the reform of the state’s fire and rescue services. This report outlines the government's commitment to the Fire Services Statement and a shared course of action.
Report

The value of people power

Whether we call it formal or informal volunteering, giving, social action, mutual aid, or simply people helping people, the power of connecting and helping each other makes a huge contribution to society. This report includes an economic analysis of the value of people power and...
Report

The experience of volunteers during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic

During the current COVID-19 crisis, volunteers have done their part in following the physical distancing requirements, at a large cost to themselves and to the communities that they serve. Finding a way to harness this volunteer workforce throughout the current pandemic is a vitally important...
Literature review

Literature scan of unpaid work - a Pacific gender perspective

Pacific peoples in New Zealand are more likely than the rest of the country’s population to engage in unpaid and voluntary work. For this reason, this literature scan has been undertaken to identify research published since 2010, on the nature of unpaid work that is...
Strategy

The country ambulance strategy

This strategy document outlines the necessary foundations for volunteers and paramedic staff in country Western Australia to continue to provide high-quality ambulance services.
Strategy

Bushfires NT: volunteer strategy 2019-2022

The Bushfires NT volunteer strategy 2019-2022 seeks to develop and enhance volunteer programs, align goals and provide future direction for Bushfires NT and volunteer bushfire brigades.
Strategy

City of Yarra volunteer strategy 2019-2023

Yarra City Council recognises the importance of volunteering in the social, environmental, cultural and economic fabric of the local community. Volunteering also provides health and wellbeing benefits to the volunteers themselves. This strategy sets out Council’s vision for volunteering in Yarra over the next four...
Discussion paper

Trends in contemporary Australian values: discussion paper

Part of a Master thesis titled “Valuing Volunteers: Better understanding the primary motives for volunteering in Australian emergency service”, this discussion paper explores the broader social and cultural contexts for volunteering, highlighting the implications of changing core values for future forms of civic participation, including...
Discussion paper

All-hazards risk management and emergency management priorities in Australia: discussion paper

Part of a Master thesis titled “Valuing Volunteers: Better understanding the primary motives for volunteering in Australian emergency service”, this discussion paper critically analyses the all-hazards risk management policy context within which Australian emergency services operate, in order to evaluate the efficacy and integrity of...