Volunteer Screening Deconstructed

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Date: Tuesday 15 October 2024
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Online, via Zoom
Cost: FREE (supported by VMA funding)

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This interactive session looks at the elements of volunteer screening and how to implement them in a way that protects your organisation from risk without leaving you tied up in red tape. It’s the perfect workshop for those looking to understand the difference between a Police Check, a Working With Children’s Check, and how to effectively interview volunteers.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Understand the importance of appropriate volunteer screening in line with the National Standards of Volunteer Involvement
  • Identify common screening tools used in volunteer recruitment
  • Assess screening tools and techniques as relevant for different volunteer roles
  • Identify relevant risk assessment process for their organisation to assess ongoing roles in the future.

Intended Audience

  • Managers of volunteers
  • HR and Quality team members supporting volunteer-involving programs and who are unfamiliar with the National Standards

Meet the trainer


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.

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