What is the "Your
information gathered from the survey provides valuable insights into people's
experiences as volunteers, perceptions of systems, and support, guidance and
recognition received. It helps inform our organisational planning, and improve
Why are we running the survey?
We want to
understand your experiences as a volunteer, to identify strengths
that should be celebrated as well as how we can make improvements. Ultimately
it is about ensuring that volunteers' experience with Cancer Council Victoria is
as good as possible.
Who should complete the survey?
who volunteer with Cancer Council Victoria on an ongoing basis (i.e. more than
one off instance) are invited to participate.
In 2017 we're
particularly focusing on Relay for Life Committee Chairs and lead volunteers,
leaders and secretaries of Regional Volunteer Fundraising Groups, in-house
volunteers, Board members and honorary researchers.
When will the survey run?
will open on Monday 1 May for two weeks until Friday 12 May 2017.
How can I participate?
link for the Volunteer Survey will have been emailed to you. Simply clink on
the link or copy and paste the link into your internet browser, and follow the
prompts to complete the survey.
How long will the survey take?
will take about 15- 20 minutes to complete.
What can I expect to happen following the survey?
Council Victoria will use the results of the volunteer survey to inform action
Is the survey anonymous and
survey is anonymous and confidential. The survey is administered by Voice
Project and the data is analysed by them. Only aggregated scores from groups
with 6 or more respondents will be reported. Responses from individual surveys
will NOT be reported to Cancer Council Victoria.
The end of
this survey contains several demographic questions that will be used to analyse
differences in responses across different groups within Cancer Council Victoria
and nationally. The demographic questions will NOT be used to identify
individuals and we will NOT be given access to individual demographic data.
free-text comments are included in the report and will be grouped by work area
where there are 6 or more respondents. Voice Project consultants are bound by
the code of conduct and ethical guidelines of the Australian Psychological
Society, and the Psychology Board of Australia.
Why do you ask demographic
We ask a set
of OPTIONAL demographic questions to understand the diversity of volunteers at
Cancer Council Victoria. Additionally, we may use aggregate data to address
targeted issues within the organisation - for example, to understand any
overall differences in experience between male and female volunteers to
identify actions we can take to improve equity between groups.
Is the survey valid?
"Your Voice" survey was developed by researchers at Voice Project and
Macquarie University. The psychometric support for the reliability and validity
of the tool has been published in the Australian Journal of Psychology, a
peer-review journal. In addition, the survey has been administered to over 2600
organisations to date. If you have specific question about the tool, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is the survey compulsory?
survey is not compulsory. However, we strongly encourage you to participate, so
that we may get a high response rate. This will make sure that we are acting on
collective feedback, and that any actions taken reflect the views of all volunteers,
rather than the voice of just a few.
How will the data be used?
will reside with Voice Project. Voice Project may consider using the data for
benchmarking or research purposes. Again, at no time will individuals or
organisations be directly or indirectly identified in published research.
Who is Voice Project?
Project is a third party research and consulting company headquartered at
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. They are assisting in the design,
administration, data collection, analysis, and reporting of the results from
this year's survey.
Who should I contact if I have
If you have
any questions about this survey please contact: