Statement of Principles


Volunteer friendly organisations are invited to sign up to the Statement of Principles for Recognition of Volunteers. The principles improve dignity, respect and fairness for volunteers. 

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On 13 May 2013, Minister for Citizenship and Communities, The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, released the Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers. More than 720,000 volunteers now enjoy the improved working conditions created through the Principles.

The Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers create best practice volunteer management:

  • This organisation demonstrates a commitment to best practice in volunteer management and all our people respect and support this commitment.
  • Our volunteers are involved in the life of the organisation and are included in decisions that affect them.
  • This organisation provides volunteers with clarity about their roles and is clear about expectations and policies that impact on their roles.
  • Our volunteers respect the roles of everyone in the organisation.
  • This organisation recognises and celebrates the contribution of volunteers.
  • Our volunteers are provided with training and professional development for their roles.
  • This organisation provides all our people with the opportunity to resolve disputes with respect and dignity.

Organisations that endorse the principles send a clear signal to current and potential volunteers that their contributions are valued and that they will be respected.

Volunteer-friendly organisations are invited to click here to sign up today.


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