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If you are a Not-for-Profit organisation (Community Group) you can register with Bassendean Volunteer Centre and we can help you find volunteers to suit your organisation.




Benefits of membership

Membership gives organizations access to a volunteer referral service. You tell us your volunteer requirements; we match the skills, interests and availability of the potential volunteers to your requests.

Benefits include:

  • Registration of your organisation’s volunteer positions on our database
  • Promotion of your service to potential volunteers and the local community
  • Referral of prospective volunteers and assistance with recruitment of volunteers
  • Future Network meetings to share ideas, information or concerns re Volunteering in the community
  • Access to information on training and grant opportunities
  • “Best practice” volunteer management advice and access to Membership Information Booklet


Membership registration

To register for membership please contact the Bassendean Volunteer Centre at 08 9377 2191.

Community organisations applying for membership will need to provide information on not-for-profit status, proof of volunteer insurance cover and available promotional brochures and information.

To register with the Bassendean Volunteer Centre organisations are required to have valid Volunteer Personal accident Insurance as well as Public Liability Insurance.

Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance: to cover volunteers for out of pocket expenses following accidental injury, disability or death while carrying out their work on behalf of the organisation.

Public Liability Insurance: to cover an organisation for its legal liability to third parties for personal injury or property damage caused by an occurrence in connection with the insured organisation’s business activities.

Volunteer Insurance is one way in which a not-for-profit organisation protects itself, its volunteers and paid staff, committee of management, clients and customers against risk.

Proof of Not-for-Profit – a copy of one of the following is required:
• Certificate of Incorporation
• Correspondence from the Australian Taxation Office confirming Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status
• Charitable Status
• Extract from the Rules of the Community Organisation/Group

Community Group Membership
• Non-government, non-profit groups and organisations.
• Commonwealth, State or Local Government Units or Programs.
• Educational institution units or programs.
• Church organisations or groups.

Eligibility is gained by community organisations/groups that involve volunteers in appropriate services to the community and whose policies support the Volunteer Code of Ethics and “Principles of Volunteering”.

Please find all the information on organisation registration here: Organisation information booklet BVC

Please note that we do not conduct reference checks or police checks and we strongly urge organisations to undertake these checks where necessary.

Further Information

The following are links to important resources to help manage your volunteers.

Volunteering Australia Police Checks Worksafe Information