To become a volunteer for AWH you should complete and submit the Volunteer and Consumer Participant Application Form if you are interested in one or more of the following activities:
Applications for the following volunteer programs will need to be made on a separate form and enquiries should be made directly with the contact provided:
The information on the Volunteer and Consumer Participant Application Form will be treated as strictly confidential under the Privacy Act of 2002 and National Privacy Principles and will be used in connection with prospective volunteers and consumer participants who work with AWH. All new volunteers and consumer participants are required to complete an application form. This information will be stored on the AWH Consumer and Volunteer Network.
There are a number of key questions on the form, which are explained as follows:
Before an official offer to work as a volunteer or a consumer participant is made at least two references will be checked by AWH. The referees given by the applicant must be recent or relevant to the application. If AWH is in doubt as to the nature of the referees, the applicant may be asked for clarification and / or asked to provide other referees. AWH reserves the right to check references. However, no approach will be made to your referees without your permission and provision of the referee’s name implies permission.
AWH is committed to providing a safe working environment for all volunteers and consumer participants. It is our objective to ensure that volunteers and consumer participants are not required to complete tasks that they are not able to perform safely.
Police checks or their equivalent are required by AWH for all volunteer and some consumer participant applicants (dependent on the level of involvement in AWH activities). Due to the time taken to process a Police Check a Statutory Declaration may be sought as an interim measure to allow for training until a Police Check can be provided.
AWH through Victorian Hospital Association and the Department of Human Services (VMIA) holds insurance cover for volunteer workers (including consumer participants) in respect of charitable and fundraising activities for the benefit of AWH. Insurance is also held to cover any motor vehicle insurance “excess” and payment incurred by the volunteer if their vehicle whilst being used for AWH volunteer or consumer participant work is involved in an accident. All other claims in relation to motor vehicles is through the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).