Volunteers - Grovedale Neighbourhood House

Position description for the Grovedale Neighbourhood House volunteer role.
Position Title:          Grovedale Neighbourhood House
Division: Community Life
Department: Community Development
Reports To: Volunteer Coordinator
Date: January 2017

Grovedale Neighbourhood House is a  not-for-profit organisation. Neighbourhood Houses bring people together to volunteer, connect, learn and contribute in their local community through social, educational, recreational and support activities, using a unique community development approach. (NHV 2016)

The Grovedale Neighbourhood House Volunteer plays an important role in:

  • Assisting in the day to day running of the Neighbourhood House by supporting GNH staff with administration tasks, greeting visitors, setting up/tidying up for activities or programs, assisting with projects, programs and events.
  • Providing community feedback and input into Neighbourhood House programs and community development activities.

Position responsibilities:

Key responsibilities:

  1. Assist with the upkeep and daily functioning of the Grovedale Neighbourhood House.
  2. Reception and administration tasks.
  3. Social Media/Grovedale Grapevine.
  4. Support and develop projects as agreed with the Volunteer Project Officer and/or Manager.
  5. Adhere to Grovedale Neighbourhood House Volunteer Procedures, Code of Conduct and to all Council’s policies and procedures relevant to this position.

Values:
Our values represent who we are and who we aspire to be. They are the tools to create the workplace culture we want. We are all accountable for this.

  • Respect and encourage each other
  • Create a healthy and safe environment for all
  • Embrace new ideas and better ways to work
  • Make people the centre of our business

Risk Management and Occupational Health & Safety responsibilities:

  • Understand and comply with Council OHS policies, procedures and legislative requirements relevant to the position.
  • Perform work in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • Ensure behaviour does not discriminate, bully or harass others.
  • Take responsibility for own safety and that of others.
  • Proactively report any incidents, injuries, hazards or unsafe work practices.

The following general physical and functional requirements may apply to this position. Specific physical requirements will be attached if applicable.

  • Manual handling tasks.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting and standing.
  • Dealing with difficult clients and situations.

Key selection criteria:

  1. Demonstrates a respectful and inclusive approach to everyone that comes to the Neighbourhood House.
  2. Respects and maintains Grovedale Neighbourhood House members privacy and confidentiality.
  3. Ability to work as part of a team.
  4. Ability to safely carry out all the duties and responsibilities of the role.
  5. Current Working with Children Check.
  6. Satisfactory National Police Records Check (issued within the last 6 months).

Rostering

A volunteer may be rostered on a daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis or as agreed with the Volunteer Project Officer.


Additional information

  • You will need to supply the details of two referees - 1 personal referee and 1 professional referee if you have been employed within the last 5 years. Please supply names and contact details on your application form.
  • The City of Greater Geelong provides personal injury cover under our Personal Injury Insurance and therefore volunteers can work up to 90 years of age.
  • Animals and/or children cannot accompany volunteers.
  • It is vital that volunteers do not discuss their personal issues or home situations with anyone . Any issues regarding your own or another's health or wellbeing should reported to the Volunteer Project Officer.

How to apply

Applications for this position should be submitted using our on-line form:


Register to become a volunteer  


Need to know more...

If you require further information regarding this position, please contact the Volunteer Project Officer, Grovedale Neighbourhood House on 5241 5717 or info@grovedalenh.org.au


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