Staff

Both paid and unpaid staff are critical to the ongoing effectiveness of NVSA to achieve its objectives.

We do not distinguish between paid and unpaid staff  and both are afforded the same opportunities.

NVSA has a strong commitment to professional development and Volunteers have the same access to appropriate professional development opportunities, including accredited training.

Opportunities for either paid position or volunteer positions will depend upon the skill set of the volunteers.

NVSA is an equal employment provider and does not discriminate on the bases of race, religion, disability etc.

Let’s introduce the paid staff :

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  Peter Heyworth, Executive Officer

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Donatella Amos, Training and Development Manager

 Debra Kulwikowski, Operations Manager

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Debra has worked for several years within the volunteer sector. Deb has experience managing federally funded programs and administrating volunteer groups. As Operations Manager at NVSA her management and administration skills are central to the effective running of Northern Volunteering. Deb is also responsible for the effective delivery of the Community Visitors Scheme.

The volunteers

Volunteers ensure our organization remains viable and continues to develop a high quality of service. We provide extensive professional opportunities to all volunteer staff. A few opportunities exist for volunteers to develop skills eg in administration, but generally we prefer people to have some  familiarity with MS Office and general administrative duties. Opportunities occasionally exist if you do not have these skill and wish to develop them.

Referral Officers

This team is responsible for the placement of volunteers in volunteer positions throughout the community. Skills we are looking for include an ability to interview combined with reliability. Experience in working with people is a distinct advantage. Extensive training and mentoring support is provided.

Referrals Coordinator:  Greg Jones

Salisbury:  Meredith (Monday); Rod (Tuesday);  Terry (Wednesday) ;  Terry (Thursday); Meredith/Ann (Friday)

Enfield – Mondays: Derek W and  Greg Nolan

Port Adelaide – Tuesdays:  David

Modbury – Thursdays:  Vicki and Marie

Elizabeth – Thursdays: Ann, Hazel and Estelle

Gawler – Tuesdays: Hazel and Estelle

Database Team: Sheila, Glenis and Rosemary

Primarily responsible for maintaining the extensive volunteer referral database, organising expos, developing promotional material, attending community talks and an extensive range of other activities.

Skills we are looking for include a good understanding of MS office, an interest in marketing and ability to work in a team.

Administration / Reception staff

This team is responsible for the front desk, typing up the extensive range of workshop and training session notes we develop on an ongoing basis. You will need a pleasant personality to meet the public, ideally good MS Office familiarity and be reliable.

Robyn & Cheryl (Monday)

Cheryl & Anne (Tuesday)

Kathy & Sheila (Wednesday / Thursday)

Anne & Robyn (Friday)

 

    

 

Finance Team

These intrepid volunteers keep the books running properly. Ensuring we can pay the bills on time and keeping everyone honest. (‘Where’s those receipts!’). Skills required include an understanding of not for profit financial management and ability to work as part of a team. Opportunities are very limited and individuals will need to prove a high level of long term commitment and high level of familiarity in working with MYOB and book keeping.

Janet

Training team

This team provides administrative support to the Training Department. Several volunteers also provide mentoring support to participants  in several specific training programs. Skills in MS office and administration.

Anne (not featured)

 

Special Projects Team

This is an unusual team (aren’t we all?) set up specifically to assist in research and development. The composition of the team varies considerably throughout the year in both numbers and composition. Established for people interested in short term volunteer placements, the team provides the opportunity for people with high level skills, tertiary (and particularly postgraduate) qualifications, or who may hold or have held high level positions in their working careers.  Projects range from program development, establishment of projects, program evaluation.

Opportunities within this team are not often advertised and are designed to be responsive to an individual skills and qualifications. Contact Peter, our Executive Officer, for current opportunities.

Membership Liaison Team

This exciting but small team is critical to our ongoing effectiveness as they provide the key liaison with member organisations and potential members. Extensive training will be required including developing an awareness of the services provided by NVSA.  Individuals will generally be working in the field on their own and will use the company car. Proven experience in sales or marketing would be advantage.

BBQ team

This team is the all important team that runs BBQ’s on a regular basis in Salisbury and attend other fundraising events we are provide BBQ’s. you will undergo food handling training and need to commit yourself to a monthly BBQ on a Friday in Salisbury. Money handling skills would be an advantage.