In accordance with our Code of Ethical Behaviour, all staff and volunteers agree to treat others with integrity, honesty, dignity and respect. Adherence to Brotherhood policy and procedure is a condition of volunteering with us.
Coming on board
Your safety and the safety of those in our programs and services is paramount to us. We support all Brotherhood volunteers to undertake necessary checks prior to starting your volunteer role. Checks may include:
- A criminal history check
- Working with Children
- Aged care statutory declaration
- VicRoads Driver history reports
- if you work with people living with disabilities you may also be subject to extra screening processes
The Brotherhood reimburses all costs associated with volunteer screening.
Your rights and responsibilities
You have the right to:
- volunteer in a healthy and safe environment
- be provided with sufficient training and induction to perform your volunteer role
- be interviewed and involved in accordance with equal opportunity and anti-discrimination legislation
- have access to policies and procedures which affect you
- have access to a grievance procedure
- be reimbursed for authorized out-of-pocket expenses
- be given accurate and truthful information about the Brotherhood of St Laurence
- have your confidential and personal information dealt with in accordance with the principles of the Privacy Act 1988.
All Brotherhood volunteers are expected to:
- report all injuries, near misses and hazards
- respect confidentiality and privacy
- adhere to all Brotherhood policies and procedures
- undertake training and ask for support when needed
- be punctual, reliable and give notice when your availability changes
- treat everyone with integrity, honesty, dignity and respect.