Volunteer - 2

Goldfields Library Storytelling Tree Assistant

3 x assistants required per shift

 

Volunteer Role: 

  • To facilitate and manage each of the craft tables and story nook.
  • To ensure all participants enjoy their creative experience.
  • To demonstrate how to make each of the crafts.
  • To assist the storytellers on each of the days if they require any assistance.
  • To maintain supplies.

 

Location:  

Maple Gardens

 

Signing In and Out:

  • Report to the Volunteer Hub on arrival and complete sign in procedures.
  • Report to the Volunteer Hub on completion of duties for the day and complete sign out procedures.

 

Volunteer Attributes:

  • Experience in customer service
  • Interpersonal skills, especially in communicating with children and families.
  • Fun, outgoing, friendly, cooperative and able to use initiative.
  • Enjoys craft making and library activities.
  • Commitment to ensuring the safety of festival attendees in an unusual environment.
  • Ability to volunteer as part of a highly committed and vibrant team.

 

Duties:

  • Report to Volunteer Coordinator prior to commencement on site.
  • Welcome and assist visitors to engage in all aspects of the activity.
  • Assist with craft making activities e.g. Hotdog books, badge making, designing own library bag, decorate the Chinese Dragon.
  • Ensure the craft table has plenty of supplies and advise the Volunteer Coordinator when resources are running low.
  • Assist with the set up, bump in and bump out of equipment as required. 
  • Direct visitors around all festival activities.
  • Warden Duties as part of the emergency process.
  • Observe Occupational Health and Safety standards at all times.
  • Be alert to potential hazards within the event precincts and report any concerns to the Volunteer Hub.
  • Record all concerns, documents, observations etc. on the form provided at the Volunteer Hub for review purposes.

 

Training:

  • A pre-event briefing and training session to be attended.

 

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Vests
  • Hat/Sunscreen/Water

 

Times Required:

Friday: 9.30am – 1pm & 1pm – 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 1pm & 1pm – 5.30pm
Sunday: 9.30am – 1pm & 1pm - 5.30pm

 

Other Information:

A uniform will be supplied and it is expected that it will be worn during the event.  To complement the uniform it is strongly suggested to wear dark pants.

 

Important Notice:

Mandatory Requirement - Working With Children Check

In 2006, the Victorian Government introduced a new checking system to help protect children under 18 years of age from physical or sexual harm.  The Working with Children (WWC) Check creates a mandatory minimum checking standard across Victoria. The WWC Check helps to keep children safe by preventing those who pose a risk to the safety of children from working with them, in either paid or volunteer work. 

Some roles for the Bendigo Easter Festival are specifically linked with working with children and so a WWC Check will be required.  To apply for your WWC Check please contact your local Australia Post outlet for the appropriate application form. 

There is no cost to you as it is free for volunteers. 

For further information, please visit website: www.justice.vic.gov.au/workingwithchildren

 

Note: Position Description may be subject to change