Events and Fundraising Each year significant funds are raised through Fundraising Events to support vital services for Tasmanians living with disability.
Event and Fundraising Volunteers are our brand ambassadors, representing Guide Dogs Tasmania to raise awareness of our services and much needed funds for the organisation. Some examples of Events may include signature events, pop up shops, public speaking and presenting at community groups and schools and ambassador dog handling.
The Community Fundraising and Events Volunteer roles are split into 3 different areas • Events and Fundraising Volunteer • Ambassador Dog Handler Volunteer • Community Group Talks and Presentations Volunteer
Events Volunteer • Ability to assist with setup/pack up at events • Accurately record sales of merchandise, donations and donor details • Good technical skills for eftpos machine operations and experienced cash handling
Ambassador Dog Handler Volunteer • Volunteers be willing to undertake a dog handling skills training session and attend ongoing monthly training sessions
Community Group Talks and Presentations Volunteer • Be confident talking to small and large groups with ages ranging from children to adults • Ambassador Dog handling skills beneficial but not mandatory if talks attended with another Ambassador Dog handler
All Volunteers Responsibilities • A passion for volunteering & commitment to our cause • Good communication & interpersonal skills • Reliability - willingness to devote a set amount of time regularly and be punctual • To be an ambassador and advocate for EverAbility, actively promoting the organisation in the community • Ensure that all contacts with consumers, donors, general public and staff are carried out in a professional, courteous manner • Be familiar with and adhere to Occupational, Health and Safety requirements. • Police Clearance dated within the last six months and current Working with Vulnerable Person’s Check (WWVP) (If the candidate does not possess one or both, they can be applied for by EverAbility during the volunteer application process) • Safely drive an EverAbility Group vehicle to event location if using vehicle • Valid “C” class drivers licence if using vehicle • Be willing to undertake driver training at EverAbility’s request if using vehicle
Guide Dogs Tasmania will provide:
- Ongoing Support
- Insurance cover by EverAbility Group Limited Volunteer Insurance policy and/or by the Motor Accidents Insurance Board Tasmania for the cost of claims for death or injury caused by the negligence of the driver of a registered EverAbility Group Limited Vehicle
About EverAbility Group The group as a whole, and every brand operating within it (including Guide Dogs Tasmania) upholds the following principles and practices:
Vision, Values and Promise
Our shared vision Inclusion and independence for all. Our shared values • Collaboration: We achieve more when we work together and value other’s differences. • Excellence: We continually grow and develop through expanding our capabilities whilst striving to be the best. • Respect: We respect our stakeholders, who are the centre of everything we do.
Our Promise Our commitment, across all our brands, is to provide a professional, person-centred service and offer quality of life outcomes that help people to live the life they choose. Code of Conduct We Aspire To • Create a positive environment through our interactions with others • Promote honesty by having moral and ethical principles • Practice decision making with confidence • Build trust through personal leadership • Embrace change and be solution focused
We Strive To • Continually pursue excellence and use best practice procedures • Always act with respect and dignity toward others • Engage in honourable conduct • Be accountable for our actions • Act professionally in all situations, especially when publicly representing our organisation • Achieve our personal and work goals • Take a proactive approach to coaching, learning and sharing knowledge
We proactively pursue, train for, and build in quality in everything we do. We are accredited against, and meet, the following quality and safety standards: • National Disability Service Standards (2015) • Aged Care Quality Standards (2019) • Department of Health and Human Services (Tasmania) • International Guide Dog Federation. • Assistance Dogs International • Fundraising Institute of Australia • Volunteering Tasmania