What is the volunteer code of conduct?

The Code of Conduct aims to ensure that all volunteers understand the standard of conduct required. Volunteers are expected to uphold the Code of Conduct at all times when carrying out their duties and interactions. Carry out the duties responsibly, safely and in a competent manner.

What are the responsibilities of a volunteer?

Volunteers have a responsibility to

  • Make an informed decision to work as a volunteer with an agency.
  • Undertake work orientation and training as required.
  • Work within the duty statement on tasks suitable to their skills and experience.
  • Behave in an ethical manner.
  • Keep agency and client matters confidential.

What are the rights of a volunteer?

All volunteers are expected to:

  • Respect confidentiality and privacy.
  • Be punctual and reliable.
  • Carry out the duties listed in your volunteer position description.
  • Be accountable.
  • Give notice if your availability changes or you are leaving the organisation.
  • Report any injuries or hazards that you notice in the workplace.

Do volunteers have legal rights?

Volunteers are not covered by the same rights of that of an employee or worker. This means in theory that volunteers can be discriminated against or unfairly dismissed without impunity.

What are the individual rights and responsibilities of volunteers?

As a volunteer you have the right to: work in a healthy and safe environment. be recruited in accordance with equal opportunity and anti-discrimination legislation. be engaged in a meaningful role that adds value to the organisation’s purpose and goals.

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Can volunteers be disciplined?

No formal disciplinary action will be taken against a volunteer until the case has been fully investigated. For formal action, the person will be advised of the nature of the complaint against them and will be given the opportunity to state their case, before any decision is made.

How can I prove my volunteer work?

The best way is to get a letter from the organization. If the organization no longer exists but you are still able to contact someone you worked with there, a letter from them may suffice. Some organizations give out certificates for hours/years of volunteer service, which may be suitable as proof.

Are volunteers considered staff?

Individuals who volunteer or donate their services, usually on a part-time basis, for public service, religious or humanitarian objectives, not as employees and without contemplation of pay, are not considered employees of the religious, charitable or similar non-profit organizations that receive their service.

Can volunteers claim discrimination?

Volunteers do not have protection from discrimination in law, Supreme Court rules. Volunteers do not have protection from discrimination in law, five Supreme Court judges ruled unanimously today.

Can volunteers be held liable?

Overview. Volunteers and the entities that recruit, deploy, and manage volunteers can be subject to liability. Volunteers are legally responsible for their own acts or omissions and can face civil tort liability or criminal penalty.