Hunter Volunteer Centre

Bridge to Volunteering

Hunter Volunteer Centre has a mission statement: To promote, encourage and empower volunteers in their contributions to the community and support and resource organizations in their utilisation of volunteers, for the benefit of all.

As a part of our endeavour to uphold this statement we carry out education sessions for all volunteers referred through our centre. These one-hour sessions will be the most important step for you to take after your decision to volunteer. It will empower you to make the right choice.

Participants will gain a basic knowledge of volunteering, be empowered to volunteer and understand the basic principals of Duty of Care, Confidentiality and Workplace Health and Safety practices.

Topics Covered:
What does it mean to be a volunteer?
What types of volunteering opportunities are on offer?
The rights and responsibilities of volunteers and volunteer organisations.
Workplace health and safety.
Issues relating to insurance.
Duty of care.
Self care.

Bridge to Volunteering sessions are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 11:00am until 12:00pm. Bookings are not necessary, but are advised.

Hunter Volunteer Centre
Level 2, 408 King St
Newcastle West NSW 2302
(opposite Newcastle Panthers)
Ph: (02) 4929 4424