Operation Flinders recognises volunteers bring a wide variety of skills and life experiences that provide immense value to the Foundation and acknowledges Volunteers will have numerous individual circumstances that will influence when & where they are able to carry out Volunteer activities.
There are various elements to volunteering, working with and supporting Operation Flinders:
The term Volunteer is an inclusive definition that encompasses many different roles and responsibilities performed by Operation Flinders.
VOLUNTEERS MAY BE:
A person who volunteers to provide logistical and administrative support to the foundation. Foundation Volunteers are usually located at the Edwardstown HQ.
The Field Volunteers are usually Team Leaders, Assistant Team Leaders, Stand & Command Staff that work directly with the Youth at Risk participants.
As a Field Volunteer, you will be trained to be in the field with the young people. This role attracts individuals from all walks of like and different skill sets. Many individuals give up time to attend 1 Exercise a year, whereas some can commit more time.
WHAT VOLUNTEER ROLE CAN I PERFORM WITH
There are roles for a diverse range of skills and abilities together with various availability criteria.
Some of the roles that volunteers perform include but are not limited to:
- Conduct Stocktakes & Packing Rations
- Picking up and delivering Stores & Equipment
- Preparing, Packing, Loading Stores & Equipment
- Cleaning & Refurbishing Equipment
- Maintenance & Repair of Equipment
- Administrative Support
Volunteering in the Edwardstown Warehouse is usually performed on Tuesdays or Thursdays however there is considerable flexibility in working at the Edwardstown Warehouse.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN BECOMING A VOLUNTEER WITH
- Contact the Logistics Manager to arrange a visit to the Operation Flinders Warehouse at Edwardstown to meet and speak with other Volunteers and view some of the resources and facilities that Volunteers may work with.
- Participate in an interview to determine your suitability.
- Establishing what commitment you can make to the Foundation and what skills you can offer.
- Complete the Volunteer Nomination Form.
- Successfully Complete a DHS Working with Children Clearance
- Make a Medical Declaration; Volunteer roles may involve working in remote locations with limited health facilities. It is necessary that the Foundation is aware of any relevant health issues. All Medical information is handled confidentially (Note: A Medical Clearance from a GP may be required for some roles)
- Complete a Next of Kin Form
- Participate in an induction process.