What kinds of questions can we ask volunteers as part of the selection process?

There is no requirement for an organisation to conduct a formal selection process to take on volunteers. If your organisation does conduct a recruitment process, it is worth preparing a list of questions that relate directly to the role requirements as you would do when recruiting for paid positions.

Avoid asking questions that may be presumed to be relevant only to certain people, such as women, older people or people with a disability. Instead, prospective volunteers should be asked whether they can fulfil the key requirements of the role.

If you need more information, please contact the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
Enquiry Line: 1300 292 153
Telephone: 1300 891 848
Fax: 1300 891 858
TTY: 1300 289 621
Email: enquiries@veohrc.vic.gov.au

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