How to manage volunteer groups effectively

Starting a group

New Landcare group start-up kit – Landcare

This Start-Up Kit outlines the steps required to start a new environmental volunteering group.

Organisations and Legal Structure – Volunteering Victoria

Use this guide on establishing a formal legal structure for your volunteering group and choose the right option for your needs and aims.

How to set up your organisation – Not for profit law

This guide provides manageable steps to setting up and formally establishing your organisation.

National Volunteer Guide – Justice Connect

The National Volunteer Guide provides an overview of the key legal issues affecting volunteer organisations.

Leading a group

Damn Good Advice for Secretaries – Our Community

This handbook has been designed to help make your job as the board secretary of your group that little bit easier, with answers to the 27 questions every not-for-profit secretary needs to ask.

Damn Good Advice for Treasurers – Our Community

This handbook has been designed to make your job as the treasure of your group a little bit easier, with answers to the 25 questions every treasure needs to ask.

Strategic planning

Forward Planning– Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre

Forward planning and setting goals can be as simple as stating what it is you wish to achieve and then filling in the steps of how to reach that, or it can be a multi-layered strategic plan, which looks at the different functions and activities of the organisation over several years.

Strategic Planning – Community Grants Hub

Strategic planning for your group’s vision, purpose, priorities and goals ensures you provide services in the best possible way. Use this helpful guide to start your plan.

Page last updated: 05/12/22