Volunteering

NARROWER TERMS
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

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

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...
Commentary

As bushfires intensify, we need to acknowledge the strain on our volunteers

Rural communities are facing a shrinking volunteer base, as people either leave for better opportunities in cities or can no longer perform strenuous volunteering roles, writes Blythe McLennan.
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.