The presentation, logic and practical utility of these guides and checklists are first class. The definition of volunteering adopted by Volunteering Australia in 2015 is: 'Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain.'
This defines the parameters of the other 'best practice' resources in this grouping of resources. They cover: Volunteer Rights; The Principles of Volunteering; a Model Code of Practice, the new National Standards and a Toolkit for designing volunteer roles and position descriptions.
Volunteer rights listed include not to fill a position previously held by a paid worker. The principles are a brilliant insight into avoiding traps for young players: e.g. advice that 'under the tax law, flat allowances (for example $50.00 per day) may constitute income which should be declared for taxation purposes, leaving the volunteer with a tax liability. 'Also, depending on the amount of the payment, these allowances could be seen as 'under-Award' payments. This could leave the organisation open to industrial confrontation and workers' compensation claims' and that, 'Honorariums can also create a tax liability or the need for the volunteer to be given a group certificate, unless they are for an amount deemed to cover reasonable expenditure.'
This is an integrated set (and see our separate abstract/assessment of the National Standards) which should be taken as such - but don't fail to check out the guide on position descriptions - it is a standout with principles, checklists and really practical assistance