Top Tips and Ideas for involving volunteers in your organisation

The network of Volunteer Centres Aotearoa compiled this guide for inspiration and ideas

Best Practice Guidelines

The involvement of volunteers makes the difference between being able to achieve mission and objectives, and not achieving them. Volunteers, therefore, are a very precious resource.


There is no effective volunteering without skilled and competent managers of volunteers. This guide has opportunities for on-going learning, recognition of prior learning and Leadership extension.


This tool will add value to your organisation, assessing strength and weaknesses, doing a gap analysis that will move you forward to better standards about volunteer management.


These guidelines are for volunteers working during COVID-19 Alert Level 2. They should be used along with any volunteering operational guidelines provided by the service provider.


Organisations must operate safely during Alert Level 2. Details are set out on the COVID-19 website Organisations are encouraged to use alternative ways of operating if possible


The obligations, duties and rights contained in the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) make it clear that everyone has a role to play in ensuring health and safety at work. This fact sheet explains how HSWA applies to volunteers.


This manual provides information on the values and expectations, and day-to-day business of managing, recruiting, and providing on-going support to volunteers who want to join your organisation.

Policies and Procedures from the Policy Bank in Australia

Don't reinvent the wheel. This website has all polices available as a starting point for your NFP.

Hauora / Wellbeing Resources

Here is a collection of hauora / wellbeing resources shared by ComVoices. They hope they can provide some help for staff, volunteers, managers, and organisations while we live through this time of uncertainty and anxiety in dealing with Covid-19