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Make the most of volunteering

As part of Arts Queensland's Arts Acumen initiative, and in recognition of National Volunteer Week (9-10 May 2016), we've compiled a list of resources to assist Queensland's arts industry make the most of volunteering opportunities, both as an organisation and a volunteer.

Arts Acumen supports individuals and organisations across Queensland by providing resources, information and opportunities to foster knowledge growth, connections and access to industry intelligence.

Source: State of Volunteering in Australia Executive Summary, April 2016, Volunteering Australia

Resources for organisations

Pro Bono Australia News – The Key to Volunteer Success
In this article, Susan Ellis, President of Energize, discusses why defining clear expectations is key to effective volunteer engagement.

Volunteering Australia – The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement
A framework for organisations to consider the role of volunteers within the organisation and the impact of effective volunteer involvement.

Volunteering Queensland ­– Code of Practice
Volunteering Queensland’s code of practice for organisations engaging volunteers.

Resources for arts workers

Pro Bono Australia – Search for a Volunteering Opportunity
Search for a volunteering role in Australia.

Volunteering Australia – Quick Guide: I want to volunteer – where do I go?
A guide to finding the best volunteering opportunities to suit your skills and aspirations.

Volunteering Australia ­– Information Sheet: Volunteer Rights and Checklist
An overview of volunteer rights including the organisation obligations and relevant legislation.

Volunteering Queensland – Find a volunteer role
Search for a volunteering role in Queensland.

Queensland Government ­– Volunteering
Information about opportunities, legal requirements and resources for volunteers in Queensland.

Further reading

State of Volunteering in Australia
A Volunteering Australia report conducted by Price Waterhouse Coopers which details the trends, demographics, challenges and successes in the volunteering sector in Australia.

Volunteering Australia
Volunteering Australia is the National peak body for volunteering working to advance volunteering in the Australian community.

Volunteering Queensland
Volunteering Queensland advances the interests and capacity of community, through effective and innovative volunteering, social participation and civic engagement.

Volunteering Australia – Information Sheet: Definitions and Principles of Volunteering
An overview of volunteering including definitions and principles.