Useful volunteering links

Volunteering WA Find more great facts about volunteering. Also provides useful links to other Volunteering Resource Centres, local and national.
Volunteer's Vital Pack - VolunteeringWA Summary of Insurance Cover for Charitable, Not For Profit, Voluntary Organisations and Organisations that involve Volunteers
Not For Profit Law Information Hub Legal Information for Community Organisations.
National guide to work health and safety laws Not-for-profit Law's national guide on 'Community organisations and work health and safety laws' covering when WHS Laws apply to not-for-profit organisations and key WHS duties.
Work Safe Australia

Work Health and Safety surrounding volunteer engagement.  

Department of Commerce A guide for Incorporated Associations.  
Volunteering Australia Provides useful volunteering facts and statistics.
Department of Communities This site provides a wealth of information and resources to enhance and support the social well being and participation of the community.
International Volunteer Programs Association Are you interested in volunteering overseas?
Volunteering (Protection from Liability) Act 2002 Information resource for volunteers and community organisations
Western Australian Police National Police Certificate
Good company

Good company is committed to working for a better world.

Guide to Social Security and volunteering Voluntary work activity is an activity undertaken in an approved not-for-profit community organisation in a verified voluntary work position. Employment services providers must ensure a voluntary work placement meets certain conditions.
Probono Australia  Media, jobs and resources for not for profit organisations
Community Mates


Visit Community Mates for  quick and easy one off volunteering opportunities


Working with Children Check  Working with Children Check

UN Volunteers

 United Nations volunteering.

Economic, Social & Cultural Value of Volunteering to WA 2015(PDF, 11MB)

Research commissioned  by Volunteering WA in partnership with Local Government authorities and in kind support of Department of Premier and Cabinet, Western Australia, to quantify the economic, social and cultural value of volunteering to Western Australia.
The National Standards For Volunteer Involvement 2015(PDF, 334KB)

National Standards for Volunteer Involvement 2015 (the National Standards).  This document replaces the National Standards for Involving volunteers in Not-for-Profits Organisations.

State of Volunteering in Australia full report(PDF, 4MB)
The State of Volunteering in Australia report details the trends, demographics, challenges and successes in the volunteering sector in Australia.
Associations Legislation June 2016

New legislation which was implemented as of 1st July 2016 regarding Associations and Not for Profit Organisations.


Volunteers - The Volunteer National Police Certificate Program(PDF, 6MB)


The VNPC Program, a joint initiative of the Department of Communities and the WA Police Force, provides eligible Volunteer Involving Organisations with Volunteer National Police Clearances at a subsidised cost. Only organisations are able to access the program and submit applications for volunteers in Western Australia.
Communities Responding To Disasters: Planning For Spontaneous Volunteers Handbook(PDF, 1MB)


The handbook provides guidance on national principles and practices for disaster resilience.


Volunteering and Settlement in Australia - A Snapshot(PDF, 1MB) This snapshot aims to synthesise the survey’s findings into useful data for Volunteering Australia, SCoA and their members and stakeholders, and identify possible themes for further research, policy development and advocacy.

State of the World Volunteerism Report (UN Volunteers) 2018(PDF, 4MB)


The 2018 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report (SWVR) examines how volunteerism and community resilience interact across a variety of contexts.