Country Idealist Profiles

Victoria (Aus) – Rights and Responsabilities

As a volunteer you have the right to:

  • information about the organisation for which you are volunteering
  • a clearly written job description
  • know to whom you are accountable
  • be recognised as a valued team member
  • be supported and supervised in your role
  • a healthy and safe working environment
  • be covered by insurance
  • say no if you feel you are being exploited
  • be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses
  • be advised of the organisation’s travel reimbursement policy
  • be informed and consulted on matters which directly or indirectly affect you and your work
  • be made aware of the grievance procedure within the organisation
  • orientation and training

As a volunteer you need to:

  • be reliable
  • respect confidentiality
  • carry out the specified job description
  • be accountable
  • be committed to the organisation
  • undertake training as requested
  • ask for support when you need it
  • give notice before you leave the organisation
  • value and support other team members
  • carry out the work you have agreed to do responsibly and ethically


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