DOES YOUR COMMUNITY ORGANISATION NEED SOME HELP?
Become a member of Centacare Volunteer Service
Our members receive access to a range of FREE services outline below. You also receive our quarterly newsletters, an opportunity to increase awareness of your organisations, invitations to events and opportunities to network with other volunteer involving organisations.
Volunteer Sourcing & Recruitment
We assist CVS members to source volunteers. This custom referral service enables us to match a suitable prospective volunteer to your opportunity.
Individuals seeking volunteering opportunities are interviewed face to face, provided with basic training regarding volunteering (what to expect from you, their rights & responsibilities, principles of volunteering, the benefits of volunteering, confidentiality issues and things to consider before taking on a volunteer role) and referred to appropriate positions, taking into account their interests, availability and skill levels.
Many organisations find this process valuable as it saves them time and allows them to find volunteers with the specific skills they require.
When you register with CVS your volunteer positions are listed on several different websites (CVS, Volunteering WA, Seek.com & GoVolunteer).
Training, Volunteer Resources & Information Sharing
Centacare Volunteer Service is committed to providing information and training on best practice standards when involving volunteers. Training can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of individual community groups.
We regularly provide up-to-date and accurate information to help local volunteer involving organisations understand and manage their regulatory obligations and improve their risk management, using information and resources provided by our state and national volunteering peak bodies.
We can help you to find volunteers for that special event or project as we have a data base of volunteers who have registered to assist with one off events.
There are no fees attached to Centacare Volunteer Service, however to register with this service, we require your organisation to meet the following minimum standards for involving volunteers:
- Have a “not-for-profit” status
- Have a manager/co-ordinator of volunteers to support your volunteers
- Have written job descriptions for your volunteer roles (we can assist with this)
- Have personal accident and public liability insurance for volunteers
- Provide orientation and training appropriate to the volunteer role
Please note that we do not conduct reference checks or police checks and we strongly urge organisations to undertake these where necessary. As always, the decision to accept a volunteer rests with you.