Volunteers working with children and young people are required to secure a Working with Children Volunteer/Student Declaration or the Working with Children Check. Working with Children Check is intended for employers, current and prospective employees and volunteers engaging in child-related work in Australia. The check is designed to help ensure that the right people are chosen to work or volunteer with children. The aim is to prevent people from working or volunteering with children if records indicate that they may pose a risk.
A National Criminal History Record check is an integral part of the assessment of your suitability for volunteering in Commonwealth supported aged-care facilities. NSW provides a subsidised rate for volunteers in aged care.