Leadership in volunteering survey (2017)
The Ministerial Council for Volunteers (the Council) conducted a survey late to seek the views of those who lead or coordinate volunteers. Findings from this survey helped to inform key points on strengthening and supporting volunteer leadership in Victoria.
Volunteers in Victoria (2017)
The Council’s Volunteers in Victoria: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities report was developed to provide a contemporary narrative for volunteering. It also provides a summary of the known social benefits, economic value and current trends. Findings from this report highlight key trends, challenges and opportunities for volunteering, and have informed the development of strategic priorities to strengthen and support the volunteer sector in Victoria.
Economic Value of Volunteering in Victoria (2012)
The former Department of Planning and Community Development developed this report in order to reliably estimate the important contribution volunteering makes to the Victorian economy. Findings from this report breaks down how the dollar value of volunteering is calculated and its economic impact in Victoria.
Volunteering Indicator – Vic Health
VicHealth Indicators are used to measure community wellbeing with a focus on social determinants of health. This fact sheet on the volunteering indicator gives a brief overview of the relationship between volunteering and health benefits.
Volunteering Victoria – Facts and Stats
Volunteering Victoria is the state peak body for volunteering, focussing on advocacy, sector development and the promotion of volunteering. This set of fact sheets includes an overview of contemporary research, detailed volunteering data as well information on the health and wellbeing benefits of volunteering.
State of Volunteering in Australia
Volunteering Australia is the national peak body for volunteering, working to advance volunteering in the Australian community. This report details the trends, demographics, challenges and successes in the volunteering sector in Australia.
Giving Australia (2016)
The former Department of Social Services developed this report that collected comprehensive, up-to-date information from individuals, charitable organisations, philanthropists and businesses in Australia and provides critical information about giving and volunteering behaviours, attitudes and trends.
Volunteering is Catching
Volunteering is Catching is a study of young people aged 12-25 and their experience of volunteering in Victoria.The report details the areas young people were volunteering, their motivations, the barriers as well as the perceived impact of volunteering.