You can use this report for many purposes.
We consider this report the key benchmark for volunteering in Victoria. We recommend you reference this report in the first instance when communicating generally about the context of volunteering in Victoria.
These findings can be used when completing grant proposals or developing new services (for example to understand and demonstrate the costs involved in supporting a volunteer workforce).
The findings of this report do not cover every aspect of volunteering. You will likely need to supplement this information with other sources. Note that different sources will give you different rates of volunteering.
You can use this report to reflect on your practices as a leader of volunteers. You can see how the way you lead volunteers compares to other volunteer-involving organisations. The barriers and motivations of volunteers are outlined in this report. You may wish to survey your volunteers to find out more.