5. Rights and responsibilities of incorporated associations
Volunteering Western Australia also sets out a list of rights of agencies (in this case, incorporated associations) engaging volunteers, which include the right to:
- assess the volunteer's capabilities and allocate suitable tasks for them;
- plan and facilitate volunteer training;
- reassign volunteers to appropriate work;
- supervise volunteers and give feedback; and
- decline to use volunteers in certain capacities.
Similarly, a list of responsibilities of agencies/associations engaging volunteers includes the responsibility to:
- empower volunteers to meet their own, as well as the association's, needs;
- offer volunteers work opportunities that are appropriate to their skills, experience and aspirations;
- provide volunteers with clear duty statements;
- provide volunteers with orientation training;
- offer volunteers training and support to meet their goals;
- implement procedures to ensure volunteer safety and well being;
- offer reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses; and
- recognise the value of contributions made by volunteers.