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Volunteering Gateway is your one-stop shop for volunteer management.

Volunteering Gateway is designed to connect Volunteer Managers, Coordinators and Leaders across Australia with the tools and resources to help them succeed.

Our diverse range of tools and resources have been carefully selected to help you recruit, train, manage, and retain volunteers, improving the volunteer experience and fostering a vibrant community that makes a difference.

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Volunteering Gateway is primarily aimed at people who lead, manage and coordinate volunteers. If you are a volunteer seeking opportunities or further information, visit our volunteer page for further guidance.

Featured guides

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National Standards for Volunteer Involvement

The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement are a best practice framework to guide volunteer involvement in Australia. They are an essential resource for Volunteer Managers.
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Quick Guide to Volunteer Management

The "Quick Guide to Volunteer Management" is an essential resource for organisations involving volunteers. It covers a broad range of topics crucial for effective volunteer management, from planning and recruitment to recognition and safety.

From Australia's volunteering peak bodies

Upcoming Training


Coaching Volunteers Through Organisational Change

This session looks at the tools and strategies necessary for Volunteer Managers to coach volunteers through organisational change, with reference to the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement.
Volunteering Victoria

Volunteer Management Essentials: Recognition

This online workshop explores opportunities to recognise the contribution of volunteers, from day-to-day recognition to one-off celebrations.
Volunteering Queensland
Free for members; $39 for non-members

Change Management: for leaders in the volunteer sector

Join Carrie Wallis for a 2-hour workshop to discover what causes resistance to change, reveal simple, yet powerful strategies to communicate change in a way that bring people along with you, understand what stops engagement with staff from diverse communities, and what to do about it.
Volunteering SA&NT

From Volunteering Australia

Latest News

NAIDOC Week and ‘wuu-rri’

This NAIDOC Week, we celebrate the theme ‘Keep the Fire Burning – Blak, Loud, and Proud‘, honouring the rich cultures and outstanding achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is a time for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories, and to participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous

Coalition of Support

We are thrilled to announce that the launch of the Coalition of Support for the National Strategy for Volunteering has received an overwhelming response. Over 120 organisations have publicly committed to advancing the National Strategy’s vision and strategic objectives, demonstrating a strong collective commitment to enhancing the role of volunteering within Australian communities. By joining

National Student Volunteer Week

National Student Volunteer Week (NSVW) is an opportunity to acknowledge the impact that student volunteers make through volunteering. This year, NSVW will be celebrated from 5-11 August 2024. We invite all education providers, volunteer involving organisations, and students across the country to participate in National Student Volunteer Week. Since 2013, Volunteering Queensland has coordinated and

Thank You #NVW2024

National Volunteer Week 2024: A Resounding Success! Thank you for celebrating with us. Our socials have been flooded with National Volunteer Week posts. It’s been lovely to see organisations across the country celebrating their volunteers with appreciation posts, morning and afternoon teas, awards ceremonies and much more. Each year, National Volunteer Week grows more impactful

Share Your Story

Celebrating your volunteering stories For National Volunteer Week 2024, we asked volunteers to share their stories. This initiative aims to showcase that there’s a place for everyone in the world of volunteering, aligning with this year’s theme: ‘Something for Everyone’. By participating you have contributed to helping: There’s a place for everyone in the world of

Webinar – Something for Everyone: Charting a new course for volunteering

You’re invited to a very special National Volunteer Week event as we celebrate volunteers and share insights from the National Strategy for Volunteering. Join the Minister for Social Services, the Hon Amanda Rishworth MP, and Volunteering Australia CEO, Mark Pearce, for a celebration of volunteering. This National Volunteer Week event will celebrate our nation’s volunteers as

Federal Budget lacks strategic consideration of volunteers

Volunteers are central to key government priorities identified in the Budget, including the environment, aged care, disability, domestic and gender-based violence, and cost of living. While volunteering is mentioned throughout the Budget, it lacks a strategic, whole-of-government approach to resourcing and supporting volunteering in Australia. More strategic support for a thriving volunteering ecosystem is essential