Our main objective is to ensure our volunteers achieve personal satisfaction through learning new skills, meeting new people, increasing their self-confidence and esteem whilst at the same time provide a valuable contribution to Youth Off The Streets’ variety of services.
Youth Off The Streets continues to comply with the national standards for volunteering and is a member of the Centre for Volunteering. The process for the recruitment of new volunteers and the matching of volunteering opportunities with the right candidate is as below:
Recruitment – Vacancies are advertised on this website, on Seek Volunteer and Go Volunteer. Advertisements will provide more information on how to submit your expression of interest for the vacancy.
Screening Process – Volunteers complete an application and screening process prior to commencing as a volunteer with us. This includes an initial interview, submission of an application form and Youth Off The Streets policies. Additional checks include: A National Criminal Record check, Working With Children Check (or Blue Card for Queensland residents) and reference checks.
Learning and Development – Mandatory inductions are conducted for most programs, including the Food Van and Street Walk programs.
Workplace, Health and Safety – The safety of our volunteers is critical. Safety and risk are discussed during inductions, incident report forms are distributed with all induction packs and volunteers are encouraged to report incidents and near misses to enable us to manage risk appropriately.