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Penington Institute – help develop a Volunteer Strategy for this organisation and review existing activities, policies and procedures to align to the Strategy

14 February 2017

Penington Institute, a not for profit organisation, has grown out of the rich and vibrant work of one of its programs - Anex, and its close to 20 years experience working with people directly affected by problematic drug use. 

Our aim is to help communities have more effective, cost-efficient and compassionate ways to prevent and respond to drug use problems.

Details

Name of Organization
Penington Institute

Web Address
www.penington.org.au

Organisation address
Penington Institute
95 Drummond Street
Carlton, VIC, 3053

NFP Sector
- Community health
- Substance abuse issues

Background information
Penington Institute, a not for profit organisation, has grown out of the rich and vibrant work of one of its programs - Anex, and its close to 20 years experience working with people directly affected by problematic drug use.

The institute is inspired by and named in honour of Professor Emeritus David Penington AC, one of Australia’s leading public intellectuals and health experts, who has long been a courageous advocate for rational solutions to drug problems and the prevention of HIV/AIDS.
Our aim is to help communities have more effective, cost-efficient and compassionate ways to prevent and respond to drug use problems.

We are looking for a GreatConnections Volunteer to assist us develop a Volunteer Strategy and assist us to review our existing activities, policies and procedures to align to the Strategy.
A major focus for the Strategy will be the resourcing of International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) which we run each year on 31st August. The project however, would also help us to identify other opportunities to use volunteers in the organisation.




Project

What outcome is your project/ organisation looking to achieve?
A Volunteer Strategy would be developed for Penington Institute and existing policies and procedures would be reviewed to ensure they aligned with the Strategy and were best practice.

What things would you need to put in place to achieve the desired outcome?
Not applicable.

What things might you need to develop in order to achieve the above?
The Penington Institute would form a working group of senior staff led by the Corporate Services Manager to assist the GreatConnections Volunteer to develop the Strategy.

What are some of the activities you may need to do in order to produce the above things?
.• Develop volunteer strategy in consultation with senior managers. • Develop policies, procedures and forms We expect the time commitment to be 4 x 1.5 hour meetings.

What is your implementation plan for the project output(s)?
The project will be managed by the Corporate Services Manager and will include key project managers who rely upon volunteers (ie Administration Manager and International Overdose Awareness Day Coordinator).

What type of skills do you need from Leadership Victoria to assist you with the key activities?
- Human Resource Management
- Policies and Procedures
- Policy development
- Volunteerism

Is there a particular time frame or key start date? If yes, please give details
Yes, IOAD is on 31st August every year. We would like the strategy to be in place by mid March 17 to ensure volunteers are in place by the end of April 2017.



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