Volunteering is a practical expression of the Biblical value of serving others and an important expression of partnership within the life of the College. Volunteers serve staff and students practically, and volunteering creates opportunities for adults to model the values of God’s kingdom.
It is in Northside Christian College’s mission to develop “Enhanced partnerships between parents, students and staff, strengthening the teaching and learning process.” The development of volunteer relationships that can serve to enrich the College program and advance the College’s mission is welcomed and encouraged.
There are many areas within the College where voluntary assistance richly enhances the College and enables the College to provide a quality service. Such assistance is highly valued and appreciated.
The aim of the Volunteers Policy is to outline the standards of behaviour expected of all volunteers at Northside Christian College.
This Policy does not attempt to provide a detailed and exhaustive list of what to do in every aspect of a volunteer’s role. Instead, it sets out general expectations of the standards of behaviour required.
The Policy places an obligation on all volunteers to take responsibility for their own conduct and to work with colleagues cooperatively to achieve a consultative and collaborative College that people are happy and proud to be part of.
The College has updated the Volunteers Policy to ensure ongoing compliance with the Child Safe Standards and Ministerial Order No. 870. The Child Safe Standards strengthen existing approaches to preventing and responding to child abuse and aim to create a culture where protecting children from abuse is part of everyday thinking and practice. Northside Christian College requires all volunteers aged 18 years and older must have or obtain valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) cards. Volunteers must be aware of and comply with the College’s Child Safety Policy. The College’s commitment to Child Safety is clearly outlined in the Child Safe Policy.
Northside Christian College is committed to developing, reviewing and implementing policies to strengthen our culture of child safety. Please contact the College Office for additional information.
Northside Christian College
31 McLeans Rd, Bundoora VIC 3083, Australia
Phone: 03 9467 2499