Hutt St Centre Volunteer Policy
Thank you for your interest in offering your time and skills to support us in our mission to advocate with and empower people at risk of or experiencing homelessness, supporting them to rebuild their lives on their pathway to a suitable home. We value your support and generosity, and hope that your time volunteering with us is a rewarding one. We will consider your interests and skills when matching you to a volunteer role.
To volunteer you must be empathetic, friendly and approachable and willing to assist our employees and client groups without judgement. You must be 18+ years of age to volunteer with Hutt St Centre.. Our volunteer positions are available between 7am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. Further information on specific shift times are available in the role outlines. Hutt St Centre welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as volunteers
Please click on the available volunteering opportunities you are interested in to hear more about how you can assist us in those positions. Hutt St Centre is very fortunate in that we receive many, many registrations of interest in volunteering with us. If there are no available positions advertised, you can click on the wait list link.
As part of volunteering with Hutt St Centre, you will be required to undertake two police related clearances – a satisfactory National Police Clearance every 3 years and a Dept. of Human Services Working with Children Check every 5 years. These checks are free of charge for volunteers. In addition, as part of our commitment to a safe and healthy workplace, you will be required to undertake a series of online induction modules. You will also receive further information about the area in which you are working when you commence and should be willing to undertake any other training relevant for your volunteer role.
I understand that my volunteer role with Hutt St Centre is a volunteer position. This means that duties are performed on a voluntary basis, of my own free will and I will not receive payment for my work. I understand I am not an employee of Hutt St Centre and not entitled to a salary or any other entitlements associated with employment.