Here's the key dates:
Volunteer Event Briefing
Tuesday 23rd April, 6:45pm - 8:30pm at the Encounter
If you're someone who is saying 'yes' to the GTM 2019 Response, attendance at this briefing or reviewing the
information is compulsory prior to volunteering for the event.
We want everyone to be as equipped as possible! Even if you can't attend the
briefing, please complete the application and we'll be in touch with you
shortly to discuss your options.
GTM 2018 Response
Friday 26th April, 10:00am - 11:30pm (approx) structured with shifts
Volunteer Applications close Tuesday 16th April at 5:00pm
Rally some volunteers from your team and join us! Please note you must be a current Hindley Street Program volunteer or Schoolies Operation 2018 volunteer to participate in this response.
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOUR
As an EY volunteer, I will:
CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
SAFETY AND HEALTH
ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS AND BENEFITS
DECLARATION OF COMMITMENT TO CODE OF CONDUCT
has a legal obligation to review our WH&S procedures and responsibilities
with our volunteers every year. Please review the following information.
is required to provide the following:
covered under section 19 of the Work Health & Safety Act of 2012.)
responsibility as a volunteer is to:
are covered in section 29 of the Work, Health and Safety Act of 2012).
The Encounter Youth Inc. Child Protection Code of Conduct applies to all management and workers (paid or voluntary) staff members, volunteers and contractors within the Scope of the Child Protection Policy. Its purpose is to set out the standards of conduct and behaviour expected by Encounter Youth Inc. (EY) in order to protect children/young people.
I agree and understand that these obligations apply while I am working for EY or engaged in activities funded by EY or when publicly displaying a connection to EY (for example, wearing a t-shirt);
● treat children/young people with respect regardless of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social origin, property, disability, birth or other status;
● not use language or behaviour towards children that is inappropriate, harassing, abusive, sexually provocative, demeaning or culturally inappropriate;
● not engage a child/young person in any form of unlawful sexual activity or acts, including paying for sexual services or acts;
● ensure wherever possible, that another adult is present when working in the proximity of children/young people;
● not sleep close to children/young people unless it is absolutely necessary in which case I will keep my supervisor/manager or the EY CEO and/or his/her delegate informed and ensure another adult is present, where possible;
● not spend time alone with children/young people who are unrelated to me outside work hours unless I live and work in the same community and come together with those children in the context of my family, social and community life. In this situation, I will continue to be a positive role model and mentor for those children/young people and not discuss private/confidential information concerning them;
● use any computers, mobile phones, video and digital cameras or social media appropriately, and never to exploit or harass children/young people or to access child exploitation material through any medium (see also ‘Filming and photographing children/young people and use of children’s images for work related purposes’, below);
● not use physical punishment on children/young people or place them at significant risk of injury;
● immediately report concerns or allegations of child abuse and exploitation in accordance with the EY Child Protection Policy or this Code of Conduct and any relevant legislative reporting requirements and;
● immediately disclose all charges, convictions and outcomes of an offence, which occurred before or occurs during my association with EY that relate to child exploitation or abuse.