National Standards

Sector Support

Inclusive Volunteering


Community Toolkits

This resource page brings together useful, evidence-based and current best practice resources to support effective volunteer management.

Let’s Talk Cultural Inclusion in Volunteering


Cultural Safety

Cultural Inclusion

Download the Video Discussion Guide to kickstart conversations about the videos and how your organisation can ensure you are welcoming a diverse and inclusive team.

Value of Volunteering Calculator

For help with using this calculator, please click on the i tab, or contact us.

How old are you?

How many hours do you volunteer?


How much do you personally spend on your volunteering per month?

In , the replacement cost of your volunteering contribution would be $ each year.

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How many hours do people volunteer with your organisation?


How much does your organisation spend on your volunteers per month?

Your organisation delivers $ in value to the community each year.

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What is 'replacement cost'?

The replacement cost of an individual's time is calculated with reference to the Australian Bureau of Statistics' data for on the average part-time wage earnings of each age cohort, indexed for employer on-costs. This is added to the cost of relevant resources acquired by the individual in pursuit of their volunteering.

In other words, it is the amount of money a organisation would have to spend to replace the overall contribution of the individual volunteer.

What is 'value'?

The value a volunteer-involving organisation delivers to the community is a different measure to replacement cost. It aggregates the commercial and civic benefits created by each act of volunteering.

You can use the replacement cost and value calculators interchangeably for individuals and organisations; however, the value calculator is not sensitive to age differences.

Where can I learn more?

The methodology used to motivate these calculations is fully disclosed in , published by the Institute of Project Management.

For more information on the findings and how you might use this information to promote the value of your activity in , please contact .