Police Volunteer Program

By South Australia Police (SAPOL) (Government) SAPOL embraces volunteering as an integral part of its approach to formal partnerships and engagement with the community. Project implemented: 5 January 2010 (ongoing) GO TO PROJECT WEBSITE Project goal The focus is to assist SAPOL achieve its corporate vision of Keeping SA Safe and for volunteers to have…

Growing With Gratitude

By Growing With Gratitude (Non government organisation) The resilience module is a series of lessons that are designed to teach and grow resilience in our young people. Project implemented: 2 September 2019 GO TO PROJECT WEBSITE Project goal To build and protect mental wellbeing and to teach emotional regulation skills to young people. Delivering on Volunteering…

Volunteer Safety Framework

By Department of Environment and Water (Government) The Department of Environment and Water developed a Volunteer Safety Framework to assist staff manage volunteer safety. Project implemented: 2012 – ongoing GO TO PROJECT WEBSITE   Project goal To meet the department’s obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act (SA) 2012 to maintain a safe operating…

Playford 10

By City of Playford (Local council) The Playford 10 Volunteer Project is part of an on-going, in-school delivery to support year 4/5 children in Category 1 schools in the City of Playford to experience the benefits of volunteering in their community. Project implemented: 2018 – ongoing GO TO PROJECT WEBSITE Project goal The goal of…

Implementing student volunteering – Free information session, 5 November 2019

By introducing volunteering concepts and experiences into school curriculum, students achieve significant benefits to their learning, wellbeing and development. It also provides an opportunity for students to develop their entrepreneurial and work ready skills. This free workshop will provide education and care staff with support to implement the Department for Education’s online student volunteer –…

Student volunteering

Interested in learning about school students volunteering? A series of sessions are being delivered to educators across the three sectors (Catholic, Independent and government schools) on implementing the Department for Education’s student volunteer tools. Sessions provide an opportunity to learn about the resources that staff can use when approaching, running and reviewing a student volunteer…

Curriculum of Giving – Student Volunteering Workshop

A Curriculum of Giving – student volunteering workshop was held at Education Development Centre on 30 May 2019. It was attended by delegates from education and care, volunteering and not-for-profit organisations, business, local government, and state government agencies. The workshop was facilitated in partnership by the Department of Human Services and the Department for Education,…

Human Resources & Volunteer Management – A shared approach

Through the Volunteering Strategy for South Australia, the human-resources-&-volunteer-management-report-dec-2018 looks at the relationship between Human Resource Management (HRM) and Volunteer Management (VM) and makes some key recommendations for organisations with both employees and volunteers. The lines between volunteers and the paid workforce are often blurred. Organisations with a volunteer workforce need to acknowledge the importance…

Emergency Services Business Network

Attend a free regional forum to help identify how SA small business can support Emergency Service Volunteers SAFECOM (South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission) has partnered with RDA Barossa, Gawler, Light and Adelaide Plains to deliver a series of free forums across regional SA aimed to bring together business leaders to discuss how businesses…