- All non-profit organisations that involve volunteers can register.
- The organisation will assign one person, the volunteer coordinator, to be the contact for all communication with Volunteering Northland.
- The Organisation Registration Form can be filled out on paper or on-line. The email address of the volunteer coordinator will be the login name, a link to create a password will be provided.
- A signed organisation release form has to be returned, giving permission to advertise opportunities, making sure the organisation understands how we will work together.
- The registered organisation will receive an invoice for the annual fee.
Policies on registered organisations
- Registered organisations may list as many opportunities for volunteers as they need, although we will monitor “fair use” of our resources.
- Volunteering Northland will refer volunteers to registered organisations (not to individuals), that adopt sound volunteer management practices.
- We expect that registered organisations will provide volunteers with a job description, appropriate training, supervision, support and recognition to ensure a worthwhile experience.
- We expect that registered organisations, as employers who intend to employ volunteers, are aware of their obligations under the Human Rights Act, the Privacy Act and the Health and Safety in Employment Act.
- Organisations interested in using our services are requested to pay a yearly registration fee. This will be set annually by the Board of Trustees.
- The decision to appoint a volunteer is the responsibility of the registered organisation.
- Volunteering Northland will refer potential volunteers. The registered organisations must have their own interview/selection procedures in place and are expected to inform the volunteers and Volunteering Northland of their decision.
Code of Practice
To maximise the quality and make the experience for the volunteer worthwhile, the organisation will:
- Empower the volunteers to meet their own needs and the needs of the organisation.
- Offer volunteers work opportunities appropriate to their skills, experience and aspirations.
- Provide volunteers with clear duty statements and orientation to their work and the organisation.
- Offer training and support for volunteers to help them achieve personal and work goals.
- Implement procedures to safeguard volunteer safety and wellbeing.
- Offer reimbursement to cover out-of-pocket expenses.
- Recognise volunteers as valued team members with opportunities to participate in relevant organisational decisions.
- Provide mechanisms to acknowledge contributions made by volunteers.
The annual fee
This fee shows support and commitment from the non-profit sector in Northland. It will help us run the centre and show local and national funding organisations that there is serious support for the volunteer centre.
The fee depends on the annual income of the organisation. In case payment of fees would cause hardship to the organisation, apply in writing for the fee to be waived. We do not want the fee to be an obstacle for joining Volunteering Northland.
- $60, GST in-cluded (Income up to $50,000)
- $90, GST ex-cluded (Income up to $100,000)
- $120, GST ex-cluded (Income up to $200,000)
- $150, GST ex-cluded (Income up to $300,000)
- $180, GST ex-cluded (Income up to $400,000)
- $210, GST ex-cluded (Income over $400,000)
- $0.00 (Fee waived)
Forms to be returned
- Organisation Registration Form; providing valuable information about the organisation. This form can be filled out on-line.
- Organisation Release Form; legal requirement.
- Annual fee payment. If payment of fees would cause hardship to your organisation, you can apply in writing for the fee to be waived.
- Opportunity Registration Forms; requests for volunteers. These can be filled out on-line.