Thank you for agreeing to be a volunteer with Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC). Volunteers have an important part to play within Community Environmental Groups and this Volunteer Agreement has been developed to ensure that volunteers fully understand their rights and responsibilities.

This agreement is made between:

Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) and you, the volunteer.


Volunteers play an important role in the community. For this reason, as a volunteer, you will be provided with the training and ongoing support needed to successfully undertake your voluntary placement.

Confidentiality and Privacy

The activities you perform as a volunteer for CAFNEC may involve access to confidential information. You should not discuss sensitive information with members of the public, other volunteers, staff members or other organisations. Also, you should not use information gained in the course of your volunteer placement to cause harm or detriment to CAFNEC, any person or body.

Copyright/Ownership Issues

As a volunteer, you grant non-exclusive permission to CAFNEC for use of any materials produced during the period of engagement as a volunteer to become the property of CAFNEC upon submission.

Code of Conduct

CAFNEC has established a Code of Conduct that outlines the standard of behaviour expected of our team. While volunteering with CAFNEC, you are required to be aware of this Code and to observe its principles.

Work Health and Safety

Volunteers have a responsibility to take reasonable care for the health and safety of others; and to co-operate with any health, safety or welfare requirements. This includes abiding by all WHS policies and procedures of CAFNEC. 

As a CAFNEC volunteer, you commit to not do anything to compromise safety or the safety of others and you understand that there may be risks associated with providing particular voluntary services. It is a duty of volunteers to notify a staff member of a situation that is, or may be, a health or safety concern for themselves or others.

Grievance Procedure

If you have a dispute or grievance relating to your volunteering with CAFNEC, you are encouraged to inform a staff member.

Volunteer Agreement:

I understand that the times when I volunteer for CAFNEC will be mutually agreed between myself and CAFNEC.

I understand that as a volunteer I will not receive a wage or salary.

I understand that, as a volunteer, I am a representative of CAFNEC and  agree to uphold its principles and standards and agree to abide by CAFNEC’s policies.

If I am injured through an accident in the course of my duties as a volunteer, I will immediately report the matter to the staff member I work most closely with, to fill in an Incident Report.

I understand CAFNEC has Voluntary Workers Personal Accident Insurance for volunteers and that volunteers are not provided with any cover under Workers Compensation, which is established for the purpose of paid staff only.

I understand that no expenses will be reimbursed unless approved by CAFNEC.

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