Volunteers rights and responsibilities
When volunteering with you have a number of rights.
As an example you have the right to:
- work in a healthy and safe environment
- to be interviewed and recruited in accordance with equal opportunity and anti-discrimination legislation
- be given accurate and truthful information about the organisation for which you are volunteering
- be given a copy of the organisation’s volunteer policy and any other policy/procedures that affect your role
- not to fill a position previously held by a paid worker
- have a role description and agreed hours of contribution
- be provided with orientation to the organisation and the role
- have your confidential and personal information dealt with in accordance with the principles of the Information Privacy Principles Instruction, and
- be provided with appropriate training and support to carry out your role.
Similarly we have expectations of our volunteers.
As an example we expect you to:
- be reliable
- respect confidentiality
- carry out specified tasks according to the role description
- be accountable for your actions
- be committed to the organisation
- undertake training as required by the organisation
- ask for support when you need it
- be accountable for ID Cards issued to you and report lost or damaged cards immediately
- notify as early as possible if unable to attend
- be courteous to offenders, staff and other volunteers
- raise any issues with the organisation and not denigrate the organisation to offenders, staff or other volunteers
- give notice before you leave the organisation, and
- value and support other team members.