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Volunteer Network is an organisation for people wishing to become actively involved in the local community. We can help you find a rewarding volunteer position within a community service organisation of your choice. Your gift of time will help older people and those with disabilities live independently and comfortably in their homes. You can choose when and where you work, within the Inner West area.

News

THE NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT

Launch of the new National Standards for Volunteer Involvement

Volunteering Australia's new National Standards for Volunteer Involvement (the Standards) were launched yesterday to mark the beginning of National Volunteer Week 2015.

The new Standards incorporate significant changes to the original standards in order to reflect best practice in volunteer management in Australia's current work environment.

The benchmarks contained in the Standards are specifically designed to help organisations attract, manage, recognise and retain volunteers, and to manage risk and safety with respect to volunteers.

Guidance on applying the Standards will be provided via comprehensive implementation resources.

Additionally, Volunteering Australia will be developing a flexible, tiered voluntary certification, or 'Quality Mark' system to enable organisations to check how they are tracking in implementing the Standards.

Click here for further information about the new National Standards for Volunteer Involvement

Certificate III in Disability

Volunteer Network and Bankstown TAFE went into parternship to provide the Certificate III in Disability to volunteers and job seekers who want to acquire entry level skills to work in the Disability sector.  The course started in April and was completed in October 2014 with 12 participants attending.

Volunteers from the Volunteer Network received their Certificate III in Disability on Monday 24 November at a graduation ceremony in the George Street Centre. The course was conducted by Bankstown TAFE in conjunction with the Volunteer Network.

NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards

The 2014 Sydney Inner West Volunteer of the Year Ceremony was held at Canterbury City Community Centre at Lakemba on Wednesday 24 September 2014

The NSW Volunteer of the Year Award is an annual awards program launched in 2007 by The Centre for Volunteering to recognise the outstanding efforts of the 2 million plus volunteers in NSW and to promote the importance of volunteering to the community and for the community to thank its volunteers. In its eighth year, the NSW Volunteer of the Year awards is proudly supported by NSW Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello, the 2014 NSW Volunteer of the Year Ambassador Paula Duncan A.M, ClubsNSW and the Department of Education and Communities.

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