Fact Sheets & Guides
This 'Returning to Volunteering' guide has been developed to help Volunteer Involving Organisations navigate through the process of returning volunteering programs and volunteers safely during COVID-19.
COVID-19 has inspired people to form informal volunteer groups to support their local community. This resource is for individuals who are creating these informal volunteer groups to respond to this pandemic.
With the growth in virtual communications, volunteering organisations are embracing new ways to support their community through virtual volunteering, by adapting existing roles and creating new ones. This resource will provide you with tips for managing virtual volunteer roles in your organsiation.
Background screening for volunteers
Find out when to perform screening checks; how to develop a screening policy; applying for Volunteer Police Checks in WA and Working with Children (WWC) Checks.
The Department of Communities has also produced the following resource. It explains when and why screening should take place, applicable legislation and screening mechanisms, and include tools and templates to support informed decision making and risk management.
Learn how corporate volunteering can help your organisation: what it is, the benefits and how Volunteering WA can help connect you with a corporate team.
Other unpaid work arrangements
This fact sheet describes the differences between volunteering, work for the dole, internships, work experience and student placements.
Volunteers during disaster and emergency events
Managing spontaneous volunteers during emergency situations can be challenging. This fact sheet outlines some of the main considerations and explains how Volunteering WA can assist during emergency events.
Volunteer National Police Certificate program
Volunteer National Police Certificates (VNPCs) list an individual’s criminal and traffic court outcomes and pending charges from all Australian police jurisdictions that are deemed disclosable at the time of application.
Rights and responsibilities
Rights and responsibilities for both Volunteers and Volunteer Involving Organisations.