Commencing as a Volunteer

Principles of Volunteering

Beaconsfield Neighbourhood Centre follows the Principles of Volunteering from Volunteering Australia, which are:

  • Volunteering benefits the community and the volunteer
  • Volunteer work is unpaid
  • Volunteering is always a matter of choice
  • Volunteering is not compulsorily undertaken to receive pensions or government allowances
  • Volunteering is a legitimate way in which people can participate in the activities of their community
  • Volunteering is not a substitute for paid work
  • Volunteering respects the rights, dignity and culture of others
  • Volunteering promotes human rights and equality
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