Navigating Professional Boundaries



Cost: $80 Members | $120 Non-members
This interactive session looks at all of the challenges inherent with navigating professional boundaries as a volunteer manager in the modern era. Should you accept Facebook friend requests? Attend volunteer significant birthdays? How to intervene if a volunteer crosses a line with another staff member? This workshop discusses the infrastructure needed to support you in navigating professional boundaries, and how develop strong relationships with your team.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of establishing professional boundaries as a volunteer manager
  • Implement strategies to establish strong relationships and boundaries
  • Identify the infrastructure and processes that support volunteer managers to navigate these boundaries

Intended Audience

  • New managers of volunteers


Hazel Maynard

Sector Development Trainer

Following an early-life career change (from patents translator to not-for profit), Hazel has worked for a number of Not for Profit organisations in the past three decades, including the Australian Red Cross, Amnesty International and The Cancer Council Victoria. She has managed large and small volunteer programs.

Hazel is a trainer for Volunteering Victoria and runs public and in-house training sessions for the not-for-profit sector. She is passionate about encouraging people who are socially isolated or marginalised to volunteer, and upholding the rights of volunteers. Hazel has volunteered for much of her life, joining St John Ambulance Brigade as a volunteer first-aider when she was eleven because she liked the uniform – this relationship was short-lived as she fainted at the sight of blood on her first assignment.

Hazel became a board member of Volunteering Victoria in 2006 and was the President of the Board of Management from 2008 to 2010.  She was awarded honorary life membership of the national peak body, Volunteering Australia, in 2006 and has had a number of articles published in professional journals, mainly on topics relating to volunteer management.