Taking That Extra Step: A Volunteer Manual


Inclusion Melbourne’s award winning volunteer program has 230 dedicated volunteers who support people with intellectual disability as Leisure Buddies, Art Mentors, Community Connectors, Counsellors, and Tutors. Our Board of Directors is voluntary and Inclusion Designlab is supported by several volunteers and students. Our model of social inclusion would not thrive without the support of these special people. Inclusion Melbourne has been supported by BGKLLEN to update its Taking That Extra Step manual, first launched in 2011. Taking That Extra Step (2nd Edition) offers all organisations the opportunity to become more inclusive of people with intellectual disability. It also offers disability support organisations a suite of tools to grow an inclusive volunteer program so that local community members can contribute to the inclusion of people with intellectual disability. The new edition has been enhanced to cover:

  • An introduction to disability support practice
  • Updated policies and procedures for volunteer management
  • Case studies and stories of successful inclusive volunteer programs

For more information about Taking That Extra Step – 2nd Edition, contact Inclusion Designlab at projects@inclusiondesignlab.org.au