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Volunteer Involving Organisation Portal

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Coffs Coast Volunteering

Volunteer Involving Organisations Portal

Welcome to the Coffs Coast Volunteering  Portal for Organisations that host volunteers. This Portal is designed to support your organisation with streamlining volunteering processes to help save you valuable time. We are still happy to support you via the phone and via email, as we transtition and assist organisations to use the portal .

Voluteering Coffs Harbour’s friendly reception team is available Monday-Friday 9am – 2pm to support you with Volunteer job descriptions, advertising on SEEK Volunteer, creating social media posts and interviewing and referring volunteers to your service. Give one of our friendly team a call today for help.

Phone 6648 3660 Email


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National Standards for Volunteer Involvement

Volunteering Australia website states “The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement (National Standards) are a best practice framework to guide volunteer involvement. They are an essential resource for all organisations and groups that engage volunteers. The National Standards can be used flexibly, recognising that volunteering takes place in highly diverse settings and ways.

The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement have been refreshed to ensure they are contemporary and inclusive of the diversity of volunteering and volunteers.

All organisations and groups can implement the refreshed National Standards at any time.

Adoption of the National Standards has direct benefits to both volunteers and to organisations and groups”.

Download the standards here

Read more on the Centre for Volunteering’s  website here

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Join Volunteering Peak bodies for member benefits!

Volunteering Australia

Volunteering Australia is the national peak body for volunteering, working to advance volunteering in the Australian community. As a membership organisation, Volunteering Australia draws on the expertise of their members and partners to inform policy submissions and strengthen the impact of their advocacy work.

Find out about Volunteering Australia membership click here

Read more on Volunteering Australia’s website  here

The Centre for Volunteering 

The Centre for Volunteering is NSW’s peak body for all things Volunteering. Aimed at individuals and organisations, The Centre for Volunteering’s membership packages offer a range of valuable tools, resources and rebates which will help you as an organisation or individual.

To find out about membership click here

Read more on the Centre for Volunteering’s  website here

Resources for Organisations

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Centre for Volunteering's Volunteer Management Handbook

The Volunteer Management Handbook has been designed to support new, existing and aspiring Volunteer Managers and Coordinators in their role.  The handbook will be regularly updated and the information contained can be accessed repeatedly and at any time.

 This handbook contains best practice resources, materials, and customisable templates, aligned to the National Standards for Volunteer involvement, which you can use to support your day-to-day operations.


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Volunteering Resource Hub

The Volunteering Resource Hub is an initiative of Volunteering Australia, funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. It brings together useful, evidence-based and current best practice resources, tools, research and information to support effective volunteer management across Australia.

The resources cover topics such as volunteer leadership and management, volunteer safety and wellbeing, volunteer recruitment, as well as volunteer support, development and recognition.




There are lots of key dates to celebrate volunteers, use Volunteering Austrlaia’s handy event page to stay up to date with all the news and info on events such as National Volunteer Week and more!



School of Volunteer Management

The Centre for Volunteering, through the National School of Volunteer Management (NSVM) [RTO code 90031] offers a number of nationally recognised accredited training opportunities.

These qualifications and statements of attainments are a valuable asset for volunteers and volunteer leaders wanting to progress their career or develop their practice. 


Centrelink: registering as an organisation for Mutual Obligation

A not for profit organisation may register with Centrelink to provide voluntary work opportunities for eligible job seekers.

You can apply if you’re a not for profit organisation that is either:

community based with appropriate insurance

a government sector agency.


Fostering Inclusivity and Diversity

The Centre for Volunteering has a fantastic page full of resources and links that are shaping the sector for the better.

Click below to learn how you can help build stronger communities that celebrate and embrace the richness of our differences.


Safe Work Australia: Keeping Volunteers safe

Resources for volunteers and organisations who engage volunteers. How WHS laws apply to organisations that engage volunteers. Resources on how volunteers can meet their WHS duties and what they can expect from the organisations they volunteer for. as well as summary of the  model WHS laws for volunteers.


Volunteering Australia: Leading the way with policy and change

As the national peak body for volunteering, Volunteering Australia works closely with their State/ Territory peak counterparts to influence public policy and highlight its impact on Australia’s active formal and informal volunteers, and the organisations to which they offer their time. Keen to learn more about their advocacy work and campaigns?


Complete this form for your volunteer position and Coffs Coast Volunteering will assist your organisation.

New Volunteer Role Form

Required Licences

Position Commitment

Position Suitability

Our Vision

Our vision is an inclusive community where all people are valued and connected. We strive to provide a stable foundation from which strong community programs and services can flourish.

Contact Us

The Community Village, 22 Earl Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Phone: (02) 6648 3694

Acknowledgement of Country

Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land, the Gumbaynggirr people and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.

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