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Volunteers

Volunteers (also known as unpaid workers) do not receive any remuneration for the work they do. Often volunteers work alongside employed staff in community organisations. Common examples of organisations that are usually solely volunteer-based include local historical associations, landcare groups, sporting clubs and fundraising groups.

As an example, community legal centres employ staff but are often managed by volunteers who form committees of management. Evening advice services are often only possible with the help of volunteers including private legal practitioners and social workers.


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Volunteer Associations
There are many groups who are involved with facilitating volunteer activities. At a national level Volunteering Australia has a mission as “the...


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Volunteering: a definition
Formally described by Volunteering Australia, volunteering is an activity which takes place in not-for-profit organisations or projects and is...


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Principles of volunteering
Volunteering benefits the community and the volunteer Volunteer work is undertaken without monetary reward Volunteering is always a matter of...


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Universal declaration on volunteering
Volunteering is a fundamental building block of civil society. It brings to life the noblest aspirations of humankind – the pursuit of peace,...


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What isn’t volunteering
Among other things volunteer activities do not include situations where people are required to undertake activities such as those required by...


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Volunteer rights and responsibilities
Be interviewed and employed as a volunteer in accordance with equal opportunity and anti-discrimination legislation information about the...


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Code of ethics for managers of volunteers
A manager of volunteers will:


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Volunteering Queensland's code of practice for its member organisations
A voluntary organisation who is a member of VQ agrees to: