We rely totally on unpaid volunteers who freely choose to give their time, energy, skills and experience to help others. Volunteers enjoy the benefits of community involvement and achieve a sense of personal satisfaction from working with YPCT. They bring with them expertise, life skills, a broad and varied knowledge base. Their diverse cultural backgrounds, ages and levels of ability reflect the Yorke Peninsula community we serve.
A mutual obligation exists between YPCT and its volunteers. We listen and learn how to best support them in their vital work. We recognise and reward voluntary effort. Volunteers do not replace paid staff. Like our employees, volunteers can expect safe, meaningful work and well-managed workplaces with clearly stated rules, rights and responsibilities.
Legal safeguards are in place to protect volunteers carrying out their duties. We trust the sensitivity and discretion of volunteers and their regard for confidentiality. Volunteers will never be out of pocket as a result of working with us. We ensure they are adequately and promptly reimbursed for expenses incurred in the course of their volunteer work.
We are committed to applying the Volunteering Australia National Standards in all our processes and practices.
The process to become an accredited Volunteer Driver for a Community Passenger Network in SA is controlled by the Department of Planning Transport & Infrastructure, and involves:
All costs are met
A DCSI screening result must not be more than 3 months old by the completion of the accreditation process
On completion of the accreditation process, an Accredited Volunteer Driver permit will be issued by DPTI to the volunteer for 6 years
Although all accreditation documents are sent to DPTI, the accreditation process is managed by YPCT. Accreditation may take several weeks to complete, depending on the DCSI screening (which could take anywhere from 3 to 12 weeks)
Policies and procedures guide our work with volunteers in all aspects of YPCT:
Our volunteers keep up to date with regular newsletters, agendas and minutes of meetings.
If you’re thinking of volunteering why not download the booklet for intending volunteers Volunteering at YPCT
Contact us or ring 1300 132 932
We really need and value feedback from consumers, volunteers, community members – and you! - regarding any aspect of our services. Please send your comments using the online form below.
YPCT actively complies with the National Standards for Involving Volunteers in Not for Profit Organisations and acknowledges the generous support of the following organisations: