Volunteering and Contracting at WestMAC

Volunteering at WestMAC

West Moreton Anglican College places a high value on our volunteers, who are integral to the College experience for our students and provide an important link to the College community. We welcome and encourage parents and other community members to become a part of our community by volunteering to support College activities.

Before doing so, there is specific information that we must provide to all volunteers in relation to student protection to ensure compliance with legislation in keeping our students safe.

Requirements

All volunteers (including parents and relatives, past parents and other members of the community) must be trained in, and acknowledge their understanding of, the College’s student protection and safety protocols before they can commence volunteering. Once completed, volunteers will be registered as an official volunteer at the College and added to the College’s Employee and Volunteer Register. All non-parent volunteers (for example grandparents or friends) must also hold a positive notice letter and Blue Card or Exemption Card.

Obligations

All College staff, volunteers and visitors to an Anglican School have an obligation and responsibility to report all reasonable suspicions of:

  • Sexual abuse or likely sexual abuse; or
  • Harm or risk of harm of a student by another person.

In order for College staff, volunteers and visitors to understand their reporting obligations and assist with creating a safe environment for all students, our College has developed policies and procedures in relation to student protection obligations and responsibilities which must be followed.

What to do next

Complete the volunteer registration form which includes training and acknowledgement of student protection, Work Health & Safety and Code of Conduct. Any questions regarding the online Volunteer Registration process and induction should be directed to the staff member with whom you have been in contact or the College’s Blue Card Screening Coordinator, Kris Chandler – kchandler@wmac.com.au.

Annual Training for Existing Volunteers

Each year existing Volunteers will be asked to update your student protection training. This information will be emailed to you with a link to complete the training online.

All volunteers must complete this training annually to ensure compliance with legislation in keeping our students safe. If this is not completed, you will not be able to continue to volunteer at the College.


Contracting at WestMAC

Click here to view the Online Induction Training required to providing contracting services to West Moreton Anglican College. For further information please contact the Manager of Facilities, Maintenance & Security for further information on 3813 4555.