Volunteering at Huntingtower
Huntingtower encourages an open and friendly learning environment, which values community participation and volunteer involvement. Our volunteers may be parents, guardians, carers of students at the School, alumni or members of the broader school or local community.
The School recognises the integral role that volunteers play and actively seeks to develop structures and procedures that encourages volunteers to become actively involved in the life of the School. We are grateful to the many volunteers who already make a significant contribution to the School by bringing different levels of expertise and skills to the curriculum as well as the cocurricular program.
Any member of our community wishing to become a volunteer at the School will need to be on our Volunteers Register prior to performing any volunteer duties. All new and existing volunteers will be provided appropriate training to enable them to understand their role and provide clarity about what is expected and how they can positively contribute to the School’s programs
The School is committed to the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people. As part of the School's commitment to the Victorian Government's Child Safe Standards, the School is required to collect, verify, and record the volunteer’s history of work involving children or young people. Huntingtower takes child safety very seriously and for this reason, volunteers are required to list their entire work history including any volunteer work involving children and young people.
The Working with Children Act requires that any person volunteering in child related work must have a valid ‘Volunteer’ Working with Children Clearance (WWCC). Huntingtower requires all school volunteers to have a current WWCC.
All new and existing volunteers are required to complete the following prior to commencing any volunteer activities:
- A Volunteer Register Information Form
- Provide a current a Working With Children’s Clearance (WWCC)
- Review the Volunteer’s Policy
- View the Volunteer Induction Presentation
- Read and understand relevant School Policies and documents relating to volunteers
Volunteers will be required to revalidate their Volunteer Induction (via the Presentation) annually.
If you require assistance, our Human Resources Team are available to support and answer any of your questions via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Huntingtower would like to thank all volunteers for the vital part they play in making our community a rich learning environment and a safe place for our students.