Before you undertake any volunteer work with the Foundation or out on the Trail you must be registered on the volunteer database. The database records details about volunteers and the database manager will publish events and notifications from time to time which might be of interest to you.
Volunteer insurance coverage.
· Helps us identify your individual interests and skills and match you with volunteer positions.
· Helps us notify you of up and coming volunteer events and opportunities.
· Enables us to forward personal data to emergency agencies if an incident was to occur.
· Eligible for the Foundation & Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) rewards scheme.
While the preferred age for volunteer registration is 16 years and above, children under 16 years may be accepted at the discretion of the Volunteer Coordinator and DPaW; depending on the nature of the task, the environment and the risks associated. A child’s registration form will only be accepted if the parent / guardian of the child have co-signed and have accepted to supervise their participation at all times.
It is not a requirement to be a paid member of the Foundation to be a volunteer. However as a paid member you will have access to a range of event and merchandise discounts and a Foundation newsletter three times a year.
Registration takes about 5 minutes using the link and is very simple.
The Foundation will ask you some personal details so that we can contact you for volunteering positions. The database also identifies some skills, hobbies and interests which you may have that can be put to good use as a volunteer for the Foundation.
Please note: The Foundation’s website has a high level of SSL security. All volunteer details are held in secure remote electronic data storage and backed up daily, so your personal information is safe with us.
To register online you will need a valid and current email address. If you don’t have one you can get one for free from places like Hotmail , Gmail or Yahoo.
Once your registration is accepted by the Foundation you will be sent a welcome message via email. For trail maintenance volunteers you will also receive a Volunteer maintenance pack.
Visiting the database
The volunteer database has been set up especially for you. It is a place for you to record your volunteer hours, submit trail maintenance reports, share information, meet other volunteers and learn about new opportunities and events. Please contact the office if you would like further information about using the database.
Recording Your Hours
Once you have completed your volunteer time it is important to log your hours so that the Foundation has an accurate record and so that you are eligible for rewards and benefits. When logging your hours remember the following:
To include travel time in your hours (except in the cases of Board and sub-committee meetings)
To log your hours in a timely fashion; rewards are distributed quarterly based on the hours logged
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