ABV Volunteer Registration

Overview

ABV Registration Process
The online registration process will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Information will need to be provided for the following sections:
  1. Personal & Contact Details
  2. Assignment Related Details
  3. Employment & Skills Details
  4. Occupation & Sector Classifications
  5. Referee Details
  6. Feedback
Before commencing the registration process you should:
  • Have an updated CV in the ABV format ready to upload.  You can download the ABV CV Template here.
  • Download and review the ABV Skills Classifcation document.  This Excel worksheet has the full list of Occupations and Sectors which you will select during this registration process. 
  • Have your passport available.

Privacy
ABV is strongly committed to protecting your privacy and adhering to privacy legislation.  This registration process will collect confidential information, which will then be stored and used in the ABV volunteer registration, recruitment, deployment and alumni processes.  

The ABV Privacy Policy outlines our commitment to privacy and to describe our policies for the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information that will be collected.

Assistance
For assistance or questions with the registration process please contact the ABV office on:
Phone: +61 (0)2 6151 9999

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Additional Information


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Passport Details
Please provide the following details exactly as they appear on your passport. Complete all fields that appear on your passport.







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Australian Resident
ABV requires all volunteers to pass an Australian Police Clearance and the validity of the clearance requires you to have been a resident of Australia for at least one year.


Communicate Electronically
ABV distributes and receives all information electronically.

Significant Relevant Experience
ABV mobilises skilled professionals for short term business projects across Asia and the Pacific. 

Volunteers are required to have extensive experience (10 years or more is preferred) and a substantial part of that in a relevant field (5 years or more is preferred). 

You will need to select Occupation and Sector classifications in which you have expertise and/or can deliver training. It is not always necessary to have formal qualifications, but we do require you to have equivalent experience.

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Volunteer Code of Conduct

Australian Business Volunteers (ABV) is a signatory to the Australian Council for Overseas Aid (ACFID) Code of Conduct for Non-Government Development Agencies, and has also adopted a set of Core Values and Guiding Principles as part of its Strategic Plan.

 

The Values are stated in the current Ethics Policy and are set out below:

 

In addition to our core value of altruism, and as a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct, our work is guided by the following values:

 

1. Sustainable, fair and equitable solutions that address the root causes and symptoms of poverty and disadvantage.

 

2. Accountability to all ABV stakeholders for our performance and integrity.

 

3. Building creative and trusting relationships with the communities in which we work:

           based on an understanding of their history and culture

           giving priority to their interests

           involving them to the maximum extent possible in the design, implementation and   evaluation of projects and programs, encouraging self-reliance, and

           valuing men and women, boys and girls in ways that respect the dignity, uniqueness and intrinsic worth of every person.

 

4. Active learning, innovating and continuously improving our aid and development work.

 

5. Honesty and transparency in all our dealings.

 

6. Respecting, protecting and promoting internationally recognised human rights including civil and political, economic, social and cultural rights and with particular emphasis on gender equality, the protection of children, people with a disability and the rights of minorities and vulnerable and marginalised groups.

 

7. Environmental sustainability in both our aid and development and domestic operations.

 

8. Strengthening civil society in Australia and the countries where we work.

 

ABV volunteers are required to conduct themselves according to a set of basic standards, set out below. 

 

ABV volunteers agree:

 ·         to maintain a professional standard of behaviour, in line with current Australian Child Protection Policy

·         to avoid all forms of discriminatory behaviour in regard to nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, culture, religion, age, race, sexual orientation, and mental or physical disability.

·         Not to evangelise or proselytize religious beliefs

·         Not to represent themselves as an employee or agent of the Commonwealth of Australia

·         To refrain from possessing and/or using any narcotic, hallucinogenic or any other drug including marijuana that is deemed illegal either in the host country and/or Australia

·         To refrain from engaging in any activity that is incompatible with the proper discharge of the volunteers’ duties as stated in assignment documentation

·         To not participate in any fraudulent activity i.e. dishonestly obtaining a benefit by deception or any other means that would advantage the volunteer or any other person(s)

·         (If undertaking assignments which are funded by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - DFAT) not to issue statements to the press or other agencies of public information i.e. not release visual information for publication; submit articles, books or other material for publication or take part in mass communication activities such as film, radio or television productions which are in any way related to project activities or interests of the Australian Government or the host country – except in the normal course of official duties or with prior explicit approval of the DFAT Australian Volunteer Unit and Australian Business Volunteers.  

·         (If undertaking non-DFAT funded assignments) not to issue statements to the press or other agencies of public information i.e. not release visual information for publication; submit articles, books or other material for publication or take part in mass communication activities such as film, radio or television productions which are in any way related to assignment activities or interests of Australian Business Volunteers, the donor or the host country – except in the normal course of official duties or with prior explicit approval of Australian Business Volunteers

·         Not disclose, abstract or publish any restricted government documents or confidential information, including reports, to third parties without the authorisation of the host organisation or without obtaining prior consent from the appropriate national authority

 

ABV volunteers agree to conduct themselves in a way that fosters co-operation with other agencies, donors and the Australian community.  Volunteers placed overseas for an ABV assignment agree to uphold the above assignment standards and basic standards, and to abide by the laws of the country in which they are placed. Volunteers must not seek or accept paid employment, even when intended to cover the performance of any additional duties or activities whilst on a volunteer assignment. Volunteers must refrain from any conduct or wrong doing which could bring ABV, the assignment or the Commonwealth of Australia into disrepute.  Volunteers will not become involved in party or sectarian politics and refrain from public comment on political, cultural and religious matters.  ABV volunteers understand that Police Checks on all volunteers are mandatory prior to every assignment and that unsatisfactory Police Checks will result in automatic de-registration. ABV assumes no responsibility for the volunteer if charged with any offences whilst in country or if historical information relating to criminal charges or offenses not disclosed to ABV comes to light during or after an assignment is undertaken.

 

ABV Volunteers will always seek guidance from the ABV In-Country Manager and their Project Manager before undertaking any activity which could reasonably be considered to be outside the parameters of their assignment duties, as stated in the Assignment Description. 

 

With my signature below, I acknowledge acceptance of this Code of Conduct in its entirety and agree that contravention of any parts of this Code of Conduct may result in my withdrawal from an assignment and/or my volunteer de-registration. 


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Publicity Permission
We like to promote our volunteers and the projects they undertake in our promotional materials and communications.  Publicity may be obtained and used before, during and after assignments.

We may publicise your projects and use the photos or video footage you take and extracts from the letters and reports you write. We may mention your name and where you are from as well as some general details of your work background.


Personal Information Permission
In order to conduct the business of sending volunteers to developing countries of the Asia Pacific Region, ABV needs to be able to send documents and reports that contain your personal information to third parties. For example, we send your CV to partners and reports to DFAT about our activities which include volunteer details.

ABV will not sell, distribute, rent, license, disclose or reveal, share or pass on this information to any third parties, other than those which are ABV partners, and shall keep this information confidential. 

The ABV Privacy Policy outlines our commitment to privacy and to describe our policies for the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information that will be collected.

Assignment Requirements



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Employment Status








Language & Experience
Note: Press the CTRL key to select multiple languages.



International Experience
Please summarise any relevant international experience.  For example: I have lived and worked in country x for a period of 3 years.  I have travelled as a tourist extensively through countries x and y.

Education Level

CV
Upload an updated CV in the ABV format. Download here.

Short Biography
Please add a short professional biography, for example: “Since leaving Australian “main-stream” health care management in 1994 .......... has worked as a consultant, adviser, mentor or volunteer with health care organizations throughout the south pacific region and in other developing countries, including Solomon Islands, Fiji, Timor Leste, Indonesia, Dubai and Cambodia.  His specialist fields include Hospital and Health Service Management and Planning, and Rural and Remote Health Service Delivery. ............. has completed ........... ABV assignments to date.”

Occupation Classification

Please select up to 7 Occupations where you have significant experience/expertise.  Select them in priority order, with Occupation 1 being your primary occupation.  

The Occupation and Sector listing is available here.
Occupation 1 (Primary Occupation)



Occupation 2



Occupation 3



Occupation 4



Occupation 5



Occupation 6



Occupation 7



Sector Classification

Please select up to four Sectors where you have significant experience.

The Occupation and Sector listing is available here.
Sector 1
Sector 2
Sector 3
Sector 4

Referee Details

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Feedback

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