Continuing professional and academic staff members may access two days of volunteering leave per calendar year (pro-rata for part-time) to actively contribute to community-based non-profit organisations, charitable groups and groups in need of assistance. For more information check the Staff Volunteering procedure.
To apply for leave, please log on to HR Online, and complete either a whole day or part day leave request depending on how long you intend to be away from the office, stating 'Personal Leave - Other' as the leave code. Under the 'Reason' pull-down menu, select 'Volunteering', and in the Comments box note who you are volunteering with. Please ensure you have confirmed that the organisation you are volunteering with meets the requirements set out in the procedure. There is also a very quick survey we would appreciate you completing for us to gather our volunteering narrative.
Each staff member qualifying for Volunteer Leave must complete and submit a leave form prior to the day.
Once you have applied, move on to the next step:
Sustainability staff member Belinda Bean giving one of the cats from the Sydney Dog and Cat Shelter a high 5.