La Trobe University and the LOHVE Network are collaborating to develop a capability framework for leaders of volunteers in health services.
Volunteer Margaret Joy
Volunteer Margaret Joy

Aside from developing a framework, the project will also include an implementation strategy to embed the framework into practice.

This exciting new project aims to respond to an increased need for enhancing volunteer management and developing a best practice approach that fully supports leaders of volunteers in health services.

The capability framework will be the first of its kind in Australia.

The project will be co-designed and conducted with input from a wide range of volunteering peak bodies, government, health and advocacy partners in Victoria.
 Metropolitan, regional and rural volunteer involving health organisations will all be able to benefit from this unique framework.

This year for the first time, volunteer engagement and management has been included in the statement of priorities (SoPs) reporting requirement for all public health services.

The project will run from January 2019 until December 2019.

For further information please contact La Trobe University - Dr Rachel Winterton at or Associate Professor Suzanne Hodgkin at, or Northeast Health Wangarata - Ms Kerryn Mitchell at