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Volunteer Recognition Cocktail Party

Volunteer Network and Burwood Council held a Volunteer Recognition Cocktail Party on Thursday 23 November to thank the volunteers of the Inner West who have given their time, energy, experience, expertise and financial commitment throughout the year. 

The event was held at Woodstock Community Centre, it was a great success with around 90 volunteers attending.   It was a great opportunity for volunteers to meet, mingle and enjoy the delicious food and drink.

The guest speaker was Paula Duncan; Paula has worked extensively on stage, film and television and has been a household name throughout Australia for over half of her life, not only as an actress, but as one of Australia's most loved personalities.  Paula spoke about her passions and the community work she is involved in.

Volunteer Outreach Service - 2nd Wednesday of each month

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer!

Please come to Burwood Library and Community Hub on 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10.00am to 12.00pm and meet the staff of Volunteer Network and discuss how we can find the best volunteer position for you.

Recruiting Volunteers

Are you looking for volunteers?  

We can help, please contact Volunteer Network on

Ph:   9911 9855 or Email:  vncoordinator@burwood.nsw.gov.au

Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteer Rights

The principles enable organisations to signify to their volunteer workers that they will be treated with fairness, respect and dignity.

On 13 May 2013, Minister for Citizenship and Communities, The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, released the Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers.

The statement outlines seven principles of best practice in volunteer management.

Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers

  • This organisation demonstrates a commitment to best practice in volunteer management and all our people respect and support this commitment.
  • Our volunteers are involved in the life of the organisation and are included in decisions that affect them.
  • This organisation provides volunteers with clarity about their roles and is clear about expectations and policies that impact on their roles.
  • Our volunteers respect the roles of everyone in the organisation.
  • This organisation recognises and celebrates the contribution of volunteers.
  • Our volunteers are provided with training and professional development for their roles.
  • This organisation provides all our people with the opportunity to resolve disputes with respect and dignity.

Organisations that endorse the principles and adopt them will be sending a clear signal to current and potential volunteers that their contributions are valued.

Volunteer-friendly organisations are able to Adopt the Principles and demonstrate their commitment to their volunteers.

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