Volunteer Management

Five essential steps to boosting volunteer retention – part one

Photo: Flickr.com/dfaustralianaid Holding on to volunteers in any organisation, especially one without a dedicated volunteer manager, can be really hard work. In fact, there’s a chance that the person charged with looking after volunteers in your organisation may be a volunteer themselves! With so many competing priorities and distractions in people’s lives, if you want […]

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Work health and safety for volunteers – how to keep your organisation and volunteers safe

– Sponsored Content –  As a not-for-profit organisation, it’s good practice to conduct a work health and safety (WHS) audit on a regular basis to ensure your organisation is meeting its duty of care to all your workers, and this includes volunteers. It’s important to apply a systematic approach to managing your WHS obligations for […]

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Have your say in the future of volunteer management

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 […]

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3 ways to improve your volunteer program from Australian Red Cross’ Roz Wollmering

Roz Wollmering manages 30,000 volunteers as the National Manager Voluntary Service at Australian Red Cross. Here, Roz shares some practical tips and inspiration for volunteer and human resources managers who have the challenging task of recruiting, retaining and motivating today’s volunteers. Roz Wollmering will be a guest speaker at this year’s Not for Profit People […]

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101 ways to recognise your volunteers

Recognising volunteers in your organisation doesn’t have to involve spending a lot of money. There are many ways you can show them you appreciate them without having to spend a cent! To mark National Volunteer Week this week (13-19 May), Volunteering Australia have helpfully put together this AMAZING list of 101 ways you can show […]

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National Volunteer Week – a great chance to thank your volunteers

Next week (13-19 May) is National Volunteer Week 2013 – Australia’s largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism. And according to Volunteering Victoria, one of their NVW initiatves has “gone viral” in less than a week, with more than 100 leaders of organisations with volunteers signing up to publicly declare thanks for their volunteers. The aim […]

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