Our Commitment to Volunteers

Volunteers are an essential part of our organization. In recognition of the vital role volunteers play, BNC is committed to:
  • Interview volunteers in accordance with anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation
  • Provide volunteers with a healthy and safe workplace
  • Provide volunteers with orientation and appropriate training
  • Provide adequate insurance coverage for volunteers
  • Not place volunteer staff in roles that were previously held by paid staff or have been identified as paid jobs
  • Differentiate between paid and unpaid roles
  • Define volunteer roles and develop clear job descriptions
  • Provide appropriate levels of support and management
  • Provide volunteers with a copy of policies pertaining to volunteering
  • Ensure volunteers are not required to take up additional work during industrial dispute or paid staff shortage
  • Provide all volunteers with information on grievance and disciplinary policies and procedures
  • Treat volunteers with respect as co-workers
  • Ensure that the work of volunteers complements but does not undermine the work of paid staff
  • Reimburse volunteers for out of pocket expenses incurred on behalf of the organization
  • Acknowledge the contributions of volunteer staff.
  • Ensure confidential and personal information is managed in accordance with the principles of the Privacy Act 1988
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