Kentish Community

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The Kentish community is passionate about volunteering and making it easier for people to volunteer, as well as providing community groups with a range of skills to support them.

A core group of community members, supported by Kentish Council, developed their volunteer strategy in 2023 with a focus on creating:

  • A community-led approach to volunteering
  • A resilient and self-reliant community
  • Easy pathways to volunteering and an active community.

As part of the volunteer strategy and to support community groups to encourage, engage and retain volunteers, a priority was to develop a volunteer management toolkit that was easy to understand and use.

Volunteering Tasmania, through the Safeguarding Volunteering Project, supports communities to develop local place-based volunteer strategies through funding from the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

The development of this toolkit has also been supported through the Volunteer Management Activity (VMA) Program delivered by Volunteering Tasmania and funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

Volunteer Management Manual (PDF)

Position description template

Board president – example position description

Board vice president – example position description

Board secretary – example position description

Board treasurer – example position description

Board member – example position description

Example volunteer interview questions

Example volunteer agreement

Example induction plan

Example induction checklist

Example policy and procedure checklist

Example volunteer code of conduct

Example grievance form


Volunteer management cycle

Writing an effective volunteer advertisement

How to attract volunteers

Involving volunteers from migrant backgrounds

Exiting volunteers

Succession planning

Volunteer recognition ideas

Mission and vision statement tips

Grant writing tips

Links to additional resources