Baptcare recognised for our inclusive volunteering program

We are thrilled to share that Baptcare has been nominated for an Inclusive Volunteering Program award in the 2024 EV Strengthening Communities Inclusive Volunteering Awards. These awards acknowledge and celebrate organisations whose volunteering programs welcome volunteers from all walks of life.

Baptcare received the following acknowledgment of such inclusivity in our nomination application. “The Baptcare volunteer program team acknowledges, celebrates, and recognises the efforts of students, migrants, First Nations and the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community and the strengths they bring to the 24 programs they offer”.

“Inclusivity is at the heart of our Baptcare values and volunteering mission, as supported by our workforce data. Last year, we had an increase in diversity hires by more than 120 people,” said Baptcare Volunteer Program Partner, Lana Davis.

“I’m so proud of Baptcare’s fair, equitable and inclusive practices in our recruitment, engagement and management of volunteers and the feedback we receive from our volunteers that they feel safe, supported and empowered in their volunteering journey with us,” she said.

“I've heard many stories from our migrant volunteers on their inability to obtain work in Australia despite being highly skilled with university degrees. We are proud our inclusive practices, pathways to employment options and wellbeing programs have attracted our wonderful community of volunteers,” said Lana.

Congratulations to all the volunteer team and community. Fingers crossed for some good news on 1 May at the awards ceremony!

Find out how to join our fabulous volunteering community here.