Working together

Collaboration is key

Typography

Changing demographics

Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y are distinct groups with different talents and working preferences. Reflect on how to engage the different requirements and capabilities of these diverse groups when managing your volunteer program.

Changing demographics

Community consultation

Using this tool as part of planning for community consultation will give you a starting point and ensure desired outcomes. Provides questions to work through with relevant stakeholders involved in your organisation.

Community consultation

Conducting community consultation

Many organisations seek input from the community when addressing local issues. Successful community consultation requires careful planning in order to achieve desired outcomes for that community. This information sheet outlines the steps and principles necessary. 

Conducting community consultations

Group facilitation techniques

Organisations must generate ideas as part of achieving their mission. Sometimes it can be challenging to come up with new views or reach a consensus. Use the group facilitation techniques in this information sheet to assist in generating great ideas. 

Group facilitation techniques

Mobilising communities

Successful community events involve community members and groups in the designing, planning, organising, implementation and evaluation stages.

This information sheet contains ideas and tools for facilitating the involvement of community stakeholders in your event.

Mobilising communities

Types of volunteers

Episodic, pathway, corporate and consultant volunteers each bring different working preferences to the volunteering experience.

This information sheet encourages volunteer coordinators to reflect on issues in order to effectively engage different preferences.

Types of volunteers

Working together: Paid & unpaid staff

Effective relations between paid staff and volunteers can lead to an enjoyable and productive workplace.

This information sheet provides strategies and ideas for successful staff and volunteer relations. It contains guidelines for producing a range of documents for your organisation.

Working together: Paid and unpaid staff

Working with diverse groups

Many organisations are made up of individuals with increasingly diverse backgrounds. Overcoming the challenges of working with unique and diverse individuals can have many benefits.

This information sheet provides some tips for and benefits of working with diversity. 

Working with diverse groups

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