National Standards

National Standards

Sector Support

Sector Development

Inclusive Volunteering


The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement provide a sound framework for supporting the volunteer sector in Australia.

Benefits to organisations:

  • The standards provide good practice and a benchmark to help organisations attract, manage and retain volunteers
  • Help manage risk and safety in volunteer engagement

Benefit to volunteers:

The standards help to improve the volunteer experience. There are eight standards in the National Standards, they are:

  • Standard 1: Leadership and Management
  • Standard 2: Commitment to Volunteer Involvement
  • Standard 3: Volunteer Roles
  • Standard 4: Recruitment and Selection
  • Standard 5: Support and Development
  • Standard 6: Workplace Safety and Wellbeing
  • Standard 7: Volunteer Recognition
  • Standard 8: Quality Management and Continuous Improvement