Have your say in the future of volunteer management

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If you’re a volunteer manager in Australia chances are you know all about the National Standards for Involving Volunteers in Not-For-Profits.

But, did you know that they’re currently being updated?

It’s been 13(!) years since the National Standards were last reviewed, but Volunteering Australia and the National Standards working group have been undergoing a comprehensive review of the standards since 2009.

Now it’s your turn to have your say.

Between now and November 7th, they want to know your thoughts on how the National Standards can work better for your organisation.

What do you need to do?

It’s easy.

  1. Head to the Volunteering Australia Website
  2. Read the Consultation Paper
  3. Follow the link to the online survey

The survey will be open until November 7th.

Want to do more?

Some state and territory peak bodies will be holding consultation sessions. To find out more about these keep your eye on the Volunteering Australia website, or contact your local peak body for more information.

While the National Standards are not currently legislated, they have been adopted widely by organisations since their last update in 2001. The majority of training for volunteer managers is now based on the National Standards and they are this country’s best method for organisations to measure the effectiveness of their volunteer programs.

So, this opportunity to feed into the review of the National Standards is a must for anyone responsible for the management of volunteers.

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