Surf Coast Shire Council Statement of Commitment to Volunteering
Council recognises volunteering is an integral part of a thriving community.
Volunteering drives wellbeing, collaboration and resilience. It is a nexus between Council and community. It connects people from different backgrounds and provides commonality, belonging and purpose, it forges a pathway to new opportunities, equity and inclusion.
Council recognises the power of volunteering.
Volunteers get a power of work done for the benefit of their communities. They make essential contributions to community projects, events and programs, helping resources go further. Council in turn supports volunteers and unites with them with the shared goal to make positive change.
Council aligns with Volunteering Australia’s ‘National Standards of Volunteer involvement’, and commits to supporting volunteers, volunteer groups and volunteering programs in the community.
Council is committed to a process of continual and meaningful innovation and improvement in Volunteering. Council commits to supporting positive and safe, best-practice volunteering experiences in the community and a sustainable approach to volunteering.