Volunteers appreciated

Clubs from the Central Coast region met at the Gosford RSL Club on Tuesday, August 5, to discuss adopting the Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers, a voluntary code that shows volunteers that clubs appreciate the work they do.

The Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers is a NSW Government voluntary code of behaviour for organisations that promotes respect, dignity and fairness for volunteers in the workforce.

More than 49,000 volunteers provide support for clubs which is why discussing the adoption of the Statement of Principles is one way local clubs can show their appreciation.

ClubsNSW CEO Mr Anthony Ball said that adopting these principles would show other volunteers that clubs respect and appreciate the work they do.

“Volunteers play a crucial role in the club industry and we know that without their ongoing support many clubs would cease to exist,” said Mr Ball.

Minister for Citizenship and Community Mr Victor Dominello said that the Statement of Principles were akin to the Heart Foundation Tick.

“The Statement of Principles signifi es a quality assurance that an organisation is committed to upholding high standards in the way it trains and supports its volunteers,” said Mr Dominello.

“The next step now will be to work with individual clubs to seek their endorsement of the Statement of Principles,” said Mr Dominello.

Gosford RSL Club CEO Mr Russell Cooper said that the club was proud to join Minister Dominello and Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein in signing and adopting the Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers.

“We recognise the outstanding contribution that volunteers make to our club; from our Board of Directors to the RSL sub branch, our intra clubs and the many wonderful community and sporting organisations that are a part of Gosford RSL Club,” said Mr Cooper.

Media release, 5 Aug 2014

Sara More, ClubsNSW