VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION & WORKING WITH CHILDREN (WWC) REQUIREMENTS
If you’re a Coach, Team Manager, Committee Member or plan to be a General Volunteer (helper, first aid officer etc) with Aspendale SC, there are a number of steps required to be completed.
Aspendale SC requires all volunteers to:
- Register EACH season with the club as a “volunteer” for FFV insurance cover & club administration
- Have a current WWC card linked to Aspendale SC (see instructions for both below)
Aspendale SC has an obligation to protect its young members. It is a legal (and moral) requirement to ensure all young members are protected from physical and sexual harm. This legal requirement involves all members, 18 years and older, who undertake volunteer work to have a current WWC card.
Note: Canteen rostering falls outside these requirements.
STEP 1 – REGISTER AS A VOLUNTEER
Follow the My Football Club guidelines to register as a volunteer.
Ensure you add your WWC card details & expiry date; if you don’t have a WWC card yet, add these details asap once received and within 21 days of the season starting.
STEP 2 – WWC card
A Working With Children card is COMPULSORY (see below for details of the FFV & The Victorian Government legislation guideline). The card is free of charge for all volunteers; if you already have a WWC card, add Aspendale SC as one of your registered organisations.
- Go to www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au to apply for or update your current card with the details
- Email a copy of application, role, team & picture of card to the club’s Compliance Officer at email@example.com
The club’s postal address is: Aspendale SC, PO Box 5438, MORDIALLOC, Victoria, 3195
Volunteers without a valid WWC check will not be able to participate in any team activities such as training and match day coaching. This, in turn, may have an effect on your team’s availability to participate in competition.
Working With Children Check
The Victorian Government through the Department of Justice has introduced the “Working with Children Act 2005” which has distinct implications on the conduct of FFV, its associations and all clubs playing in FFV competitions.
For more information visit www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au
Have a fantastic season.