New resources - Volunteering and volunteer management in a pandemic


As part of National Volunteer Week 2020, Volunteering Queensland is proud to launch two helpful guides for volunteering and volunteer management in pandemics.

Read a media statement about these resources by Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors The Honourable Coralee O'Rourke.

Responding to a Pandemic: A Practical Guide for Volunteer Involving Organisations

During a pandemic, volunteer involving organisations will be faced with a number of changes, this guide provides practical checklists and guidance on key things to consider including:

  • Safeguarding your organisation against the pandemic
  • Determining if a volunteer program should continue and if so how to do it safely
  • Maintaining volunteer engagement in a pandemic
  • Building a volunteer program to respond to a pandemic
  • Planning for the future in a post-pandemic environment.


Volunteering in Response to a Pandemic: A Practical Guide for Volunteers

During a pandemic, volunteers will be faced with the need to adapt to a number of changes and to make decisions that may impact their volunteering. This guide provides practical checklists and information on key things to consider including:

  • Volunteering in a pandemic
  • Helping in pandemic response and recovery
  • Continuing or ceasing to volunteer
  • Maintaining good health and wellbeing
  • Staying connected
  • Volunteering post-pandemic.


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