Volunteer Policy

OBJECTIVE

Volunteers link the museum with the local community and can perform many major tasks associated with staging events and in particular, the running of the museum through their wide range of skills, expertise, knowledge and their dedication to preserving and sharing sporting history. The volunteers contribute significantly to the Trust’s reputation and worth. 

ELIGIBILITY

The Trust prefers its volunteers to have a prior interest or demonstrated knowledge in the events/sports related industry or in the museum and its collections.

POLICY

The Trust acknowledges the following rights and will act to uphold these:

  • to work in a healthy and safe environment
  • to be adequately covered by insurance
  • to be given truthful and accurate information to assist them complete their tasks
  • to be interviewed and treated in accordance with equal opportunity and anti-discrimination legislation
  • to have a role description and agreed working hours
  • to be provide with an appropriate and relevant induction
  • to be provided with sufficient on-the-job training
  • to have confidential and personal information dealt with in accordance with the principles of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW)
  • to have access to a grievance procedure

 The Trust will require its volunteers to: 

  • Respect other volunteers and their rights
  • Follow the Trust’s Code of Conduct, rules and regulations including all workplace health and safety guidelines
  • Undertake a commitment to undertake customer service in a friendly, helpful and courteous manner
  • Undertake tasks with a professional commitment
  • Display courtesy to their manager and colleagues
  • Work with all rostered staff as a team
  • Adhere to dress codes and appropriate business attire
  • Not publicly criticise the Trust
  • Undergo security checks as required

The Trust will not tolerate any form of harassment or bullying in the workplace. Volunteers who are found to have acted in such a manner or contrary to the Trust’s Code of Conduct may have their voluntary role terminated.

PROCEDURE

Volunteers will be recruited, inducted and trained for their role using the same policies, procedures and systems that are used for the recruitment of casual and permanent staff.

EXCEPTIONS

Exceptions to this policy can only be made with the approval of the Chief Executive Officer.