Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein and the Minister for Citizenship and Communities Mr Victor Dominello joined with representatives of the Gosford RSL Club who have signed up to the NSW Government’s Statement of Principles for Volunteers, on Tuesday, July 29.
The Statement of Principles for Volunteers is a Club’s NSW endorsed voluntary code of behaviour for organisations with volunteers to ensure respect, dignity and fairness in the volunteer workplace.
Mr Holstein welcomed this government initiative and congratulated the Gosford RSL as one of the forerunners to lend their support, to ensure volunteers are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.
“I also congratulate Gosford RSL for their involvement in the Max Potential Program, which offers personal leadership development to young leaders from schools and community to assist them in maximising their potential.
“The club is an integral part of the Central Coast community and I am delighted to join the Minister in praising their involvement in these important projects,” Mr Holstein said. Minister Dominello paid tribute to Gosford RSL as one of the first clubs to sign up to the Statement of Principles.
“The Principles are about ensuring that organisations that work with volunteers pledge to treat them with the respect and dignity they deserve,” Mr Dominello said.
“Volunteers are the lifeblood of clubs, so we truly understand the importance of focusing on their needs as well as appreciating the contributions they make.
“The Statement of Principles is akin to the Heart Foundation tick – it signifies a quality assurance that an organisation is committed to upholding high standards in the way it trains and supports its volunteers,” Mr Dominello said.
Media release, 30 Jul 2014
Chris Holstein, Member