Opportunities at Phillip Island RSL
The current voluntary activities undertaken are:
A Driver for our Medical Transport program – must have a full drivers’ licence and first aid to at least level 2 (or prepared to obtain qualification); comfortable driving in Melbourne metropolitan traffic
Pensions Advice – Will need to undergo specific training
Fund raising for Remembrance Day and ANZAC Day as well as each Friday night raffle
Memorial Garden – Weeding, pruning and general garden maintenance
Breakfast Club – Assist with preparation of breakfast for children at Cowes Primary School each Wednesday morning between May and December from 8am to 9am
Education program – Ideal for ex-teachers who love presenting to children a hands-on experience utilising our memorabilia – helmets, caps and equipment
Memorabilia and library –Assist Memorabilia Officer to catalogue and learn the system
How do you apply?
Indicate your preference and availability for potential volunteering roles or alternatively, contact Welfare Services on 5952 1004 during business hours
What do you need?
A Police Check and to provide names and contacts of referees (up to 3) for a reference check
What will you get out of volunteering for the Phillip Island RSL?
- Personal satisfaction knowing you are helping others
- Friendship and a new social outlet
- Learn new skills – keep the grey matter going!
Volunteers’ rights and responsibilities
As a volunteer you have the right to:
- A healthy and safe environment
- An orientation or induction session and an induction pack
- Information about the organisation you are working for, including policies and procedures
- A volunteer position description or volunteer agreement which outlines the tasks that you will be expected to perform and the agreed working hours
- Be provided with sufficient training and supervision (refresher First Aid/CPR annually)
- Be reimbursed for necessary out of pocket expenses
- Be protected by appropriate insurance
- Have your personal information dealt with in a confidential manner
- Take holidays
- Say ‘no’ if you are uncomfortable or feel you are being exploited
- Be informed and consulted on matters which affect you and your work.
As a volunteer you should not be:
- Filling a position previously held by a paid worker
- Doing the work of paid staff during an industrial dispute
- Treated in a manner that is discriminatory.
- Volunteering Australia outlines the basic rights of a volunteer in theirVolunteer rights and volunteer checklist (PDF 56KB).