Volunteers who are offered a role will be assigned to that organisation. This will be the primary organisation you are working with and they will carry out your NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC), when needed. Each of the four organisations is a registered charity who can verify the check when a volunteer is offered a role.
The information collected by the Humanitarian Hub will be stored securely, accessible only to the Hub Coordinator and the Volunteer Coordinators and only for the purposes of volunteering. Personal information and contact details will not be used by any of the organisations of the Hub for any purpose other than volunteering.
By registering with the Hub, volunteers agree to receive information from the Hub directly concerning volunteering. Registered volunteers will have the option to share their information with only one organisation if they wish.
A Working with Children Check (WWCC) is a requirement for people who work with or around children in NSW. The organisations of the Humanitarian Hub believe it is best practice for all our volunteers to complete a check and to hold a valid WWCC number. Not all roles will need this, so the Volunteer Role Descriptions will specify if it’s a requirement.
The WWCC involves submitting contact details and proof of identity in order to review a person’s national criminal history and any findings of workplace misconduct. The check is undertaken by the relevant state or territory’s child protection government agency. In NSW this is the Office of the Children’s Guardian.
Cost: The check is free for volunteers and is valid for 5 years, although cleared workers will have ongoing monitoring.
Applying for a WWCC: Application forms can be filled in online here: https://wwccheck.ccyp.nsw.gov.au/Applicants/Application. Once submitted, volunteers need to take their application number and proof of identity to a Service NSW Centre for submission. Once approved, the WWCC number will be sent out within 1-3 weeks.
Verifying a check: Volunteers who are offered a role through the Hub will have their WWCC number verified by their organisation before beginning work.
Please click here for more information on the application process.