Corporate Volunteer Policies
Foodbank is committed to providing & maintaining a safe working environment in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2012. All volunteers are expected to follow direction and work within the framework of task agreed to. If acting outside those guidelines is seen as negligent then they will be personally responsible for any incident that may occur.
Foodbank NSW expects and requires that all staff and volunteers behave in an ethical and professional manner at all times. This includes, but is not limited to, avoiding situations which may be construed as constituting sexual misconduct, bullying or harassment. We require all staff and volunteers to act in a manner in keeping with Foodbank NSW values.
Bullying & Harassment
Foodbank NSW has a zero tolerance policy on bullying and harassment. Should any volunteer be found to be conducting themselves in this way whether with their fellow volunteers, agencies, suppliers, member of the public or employee of Foodbank, they will be requested to leave and a report lodged with your organisation.
Foodbank NSW believes that privacy is an important individual right and is important to its agencies and suppliers. We are committed to ensuring that the personal information provided is handled properly and with all due care. Foodbank NSW complies with the National Privacy Principles and the Privacy Act 1988.
If any problems arise, staff should liaise with your designated supervisor who can then, if appropriate, contact the relevant manager of Foodbank so that any concerns can be dealt with promptly.
Code of Conduct
Foodbank NSW recognises the importance of a work environment which actively promotes best practice. Foodbank expects all volunteers to comply with proper standards of behaviour and conduct in their dealings with staff, agencies, customers, suppliers, co-workers, volunteers and the general public.
Volunteers are expected to:
- Conduct themselves in a way that is honest and moral, and that will not bring Foodbank NSW into disrepute, or harm the Charitable Agencies or the effectiveness of the Foodbank NSW Distribution Service
- Carry out their duties with the utmost integrity and care expected of those who are volunteering in Foodbank NSW
- Not place themselves or their fellow workers in any compromising situation which may be construed as constituting sexual misconduct, physical or verbal abuse, discrimination, breach of confidentiality, dishonesty, assault or breach of a professional relationship
- Maintain strictly professional relationships with Foodbank agencies, volunteers and staff
- Know and work within the limitations of their own skill level and within the following boundaries
Volunteers should be careful to not offer advice to agencies, volunteers and or staff in relation to Foodbank policy and procedure.
If a volunteer worker is asked for information relating to Foodbank practices they should refer the enquiry to the designated supervisor or the relevant manager of Foodbank.