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Volunteers Guide

The Essential Guide to Work Health and Safety for Volunteers

Everyone has a right to be safe at work, including volunteers. Volunteers play a vital role in communities across Australia and make significant contributions by carrying out unpaid work for a variety of organisations every day. This guide provides information on how work health and safety (WHS) laws apply to volunteers, their rights and obligations. It outlines ways volunteer can meet their work health and safety duties and explains what volunteers can expect from the organisations they volunteer for. Download the PDF to read it in full.

Volunteers Guide

Group Resource kit

The resources below have been modified by QWaLC to assist with the day-to-day running of volunteer groups and to promote simple and safe practices. There are resources available from the In SafeĀ Hands toolkit from Conservation Volunteers Australia and additional forms and information from Volunteering Qld. The forms below are examples. (All forms are under review June 2015)

Project Risk Assessment Form

Accident Incident Form

Project Report Template

Volunteer Registration Form

Volunteer Induction Checklist

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