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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.

Volunteer Information Booklet & Brochure

A new Volunteer Information Booklet and brochure has been produced promoting volunteerng in the Inner West.

The brochure  and  the twelve page booklet covers how to get involved, training, rights & responsibilities, insurance, confidentiality and advocacy. As well other information about volunteering.

The booklet has been translated in Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Italan, Greek and Vietnamese.

Download the brochure and booklet by clicking on the links below:

Volunteer Network Brochure 2013.pdf  

Volunter Information Booklet .Web_.pdf

Volunteer DVD

Lend a Hand - A LOOK AT VOLUNTEER SERVICES

Volunteer Network provides a comprehensive volunteer recruitment referral and support program to organisations who utilise volunteers in the day to day running of their programs.

Volunteer Network provides support in terms of training, best practice, information, networking and communication.

The Volunteer DVD will explore the changing role of volunteers in effective service delivery. It also looks into the diversity of volunteer roles, their relationship with the service providers and best practice in management of volunteer networks.

The Volunteer DVD will be designed as an educational and promotional tool highlighting the range of opportunities available in Community Care Services.

If are a community organisation that utilizes volunteers in the running of your service and would like to have a copy of the Volunteer DVD - Lend a Hand.

Please contact Julie Stralow on:

P: 02 9911 9855

E: julie.stralow@burwood.nsw.gov.au

Copyright 2013-04-22

All rights reserved

This Volunteer DVD was funded by The Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care, NSW Department of Human Services

Testimonials

"I want to thank the team at Volunteer Network for helping us find volunteers to run our English Conversation classes. These classes are a vital programme that the library offers and the response has been amazing. We could not run these classes without the volunteers. Volunteer Network is always my first place to go to!"

Burwood Library 

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