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Volunteering

Our vision for volunteering in Break O’Day is:

Break O’Day has a strong culture of volunteering that provides meaningful community connections and values giving back.

Volunteer organisations have access to all they need to support a sustainable and thriving volunteer culture in Break O’Day

Volunteering is the life blood of a small, regional community like ours. Without our valued volunteers there are many events and services that simply would not happen.

To foster a thriving volunteering culture in our community we have developed a Volunteering Strategy

How to use the Strategy

  • Pick a focus area to work through that is most important to your group
  • Find something that might be easy to start with
  • Take it to the committee at the next meeting to see how it can be incorporated into your organisation
  • Reach out to the council for support on how you might get started on using the strategy in a practical way

 

Are you looking for ways to volunteer and connect with the community?

Register your interest

So that we can assist you and finding the right volunteering role for you, please complete this form – Volunteer registration form

Once completed please email this form to admin@bodc.tas.gov.au

You can also check out the community group list and get directly in touch with them.

Find a Community Group

Perhaps you would prefer to approach a community group directly – below is a list of Community Groups in our area and their contact information. Community Groups for Distribution 

 

 

Volunteering Opportunities

The below groups are currently looking for volunteers.

Fostering a culture of volunteerism in Break O’Day

When we developed our volunteering strategy we identified a range of resources that volunteer organisations could use to ensure their volunteers feel connected and safe in their roles. Here are some of the things they said.

 

  • They felt reassured when the organisation had clear policies and procedures in place.
  • When considering volunteering, potential volunteers have to weigh up the costs, transport and time required to participate and people with disability with must also consider accessibility to facilities and activities.
  • When deciding whether to volunteer, potential volunteers wanted to understand what the expectations of the volunteering role was so they could make an informed decision around committing to volunteering.
  • A Volunteer Organisation that provides a welcoming and safe environment that embraces diversity and inclusivity is highly desired by potential volunteers.

 

To help Volunteers understand the needs of potential volunteers and assist them in providing potential volunteers with the information then need to make an informed decision – we have put together the following resources:

 

Guide to Onboarding_ Induction Checklist

Orientation for New Volunteers

Template_Volunteer Role Descriptions_Feb 2021

Writing a Code of Conduct

 

Additional Resources

Volunteering Tasmania website

Volunteering Profile 2029: Break O’Day Local Government Area