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Rights of Volunteers

The Rights of Volunteers at Hawkesbury Radio

You have the right to:

  • be treated as a co-worker
  • suitable assignment with consideration for personal preference, temperament, abilities, education, training and employment
  • know as much about the organization as possible, its policies, people and programmes
  • expect clear and open communication from management and staff at all times
  • be given appropriate orientation, introduction and provision of information about new developments
  • sound guidance and direction in the workplace
  • advance notice (where possible) of changes which may affect your work (such as programming changes),
  • undertake your volunteer activity without interruption or interference from management, staff or other volunteers
  • a place of work complying with statutory requirements in regard to equal employment, anti-discrimination legislation, the Commonwealth Racial Discrimination Act 1975, and occupational health and safety standards
  • be heard, to feel free to make suggestions and to be given respect for your honest and constructive opinion
  • appropriate insurance cover such as volunteer and public liability insurance
  • appropriate grievance procedures in the event of a dispute and, if necessary, mediation or arbitration to assist with resolving the dispute
  • receive written notification and reasons for suspension/release of services and a right of reply
  • have services appropriately assessed and effectively recognized
  • have training provided that will enable participation at the station at a variety of levels

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