“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.”
Spoken by many Indian philosophers and writers for centuries, one of the most ancient quotes about volunteering offers proof that giving back to the community is hardly a new concept. With so many of our people less fortunate than those of us who can afford to travel, live, work and maintain a vibrant social and cultural engagement in our adopted country, volunteering is becoming increasingly important to ensure these basic rights and necessities are accessible to all members of our community in a fair and equitable manner.
The term ‘volunteering’ covers a wide diversity of activities in our society. The definition of volunteering for IAASA is someone who can give of their time, skills, services or experience
- Without Financial Gain
- For the Common Good
We Need Volunteers
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
There are no shortage of ways volunteers can help make a difference. The greatest thing about volunteering may be the benefits it offers to individual recipients, their communities, and the volunteers themselves.
Join our vibrant and exciting team who are supportive, ready for a challenge and lots of fun! Full training is provided for this role, the only requirements from you are a positive attitude and a willingness to learn!
- Youth engagement & mentoring
- Arts & Crafts club
- Seniors Club
- Administrative support
- Maintenance & Upkeep
BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING
It is always a wonderful thing when people come together to lend a helping hand. Volunteers are a vital part of making most projects, large and small, a success.
Our volunteers are motivated by community needs and the desire of many young people to participate, contribute to their communities and gain valuable skills and experiences.
Benefits of volunteering for young people are both personal and social, and include strengthening social relationships, developing skills, enhancing career prospects, contributing to community and ‘making a difference’.
Volunteering Australia’s new National Standards provide a sound framework for supporting the volunteer sector in Australia. At IAASA, we are committed to upholding these standards in ensuring our volunteers are respected, recognized and not exploited. While volunteering provides substantial benefits to society, importantly it also provides significant benefits to the volunteers themselves.
It is important that you understand these standards and know your rights and responsibilities as a volunteer. You can download a copy of the National Standards for Volunteers here.
WHO CAN VOLUNTEER
We welcome volunteers across all age groups, ethnicities, gender, religion and socio economic backgrounds as well as from non- Indian communities.
IAASA will verify the background, qualifications, skills and experience of individuals prior to their appointment to a volunteer position. Screening is an important part of an our risk management strategy. It complements, but by no means reduces, the need for good practice in the recruitment, selection, training, supervision and support of our volunteers. Effective screening is especially important for us as there is involvement with children, elders and other vulnerable groups.
Screening may involve reference checks, police clearance, driving record, or other checks as deemed necessary for the particular role within state and federal legal requirements.
Recruited volunteers must also agree to undertake Orientation which includes introduction to the cause, mission, core business and programs as well as meeting other volunteers, board and committee members of IAASA, understanding of rights, roles and responsibilities.
To register your interest, please click here to fill an online application form or here to download a print version.
If you are already registered as volunteer and have a volunteer code, fill an Expression of Interest form
FORMS & RELATED LINKS
- IAASA Culture Guide
- Police Clearance Form
- Child related Employment form
- WHS Policies (Work Health & Safety Policy, WHS Consultation Policy, WHS induction training record)
TOGETHER WE CAN DO GREAT THINGS!