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Understanding 'Mission Volunteer'

Mission Volunteer is the newly endorsed territorial term which unites our varied unpaid workforce expressions. The Executive Mission Council (EMC) met on Tuesday, 2 July 2019 and the Chief Secretary approved the definition of our worker types. With this decision, we will now be using the endorsed term 'Mission Volunteer' which unites our varied unpaid workforce expressions under one term. The definition of Mission Volunteer is: 

“A mission volunteer is anyone who contributes time, service and skills without expectation of financial gain from TSA in order to assist in accomplishing the mission.”

This would include people who engage in service for a variety of reasons such as an expression of faith, to make a positive difference in the world, to gain knowledge and work experience, and to create new social connections.

Who is a mission volunteer?

This includes, but is not limited to:  

  • Soldiers and Corps members including local leaders (officers) in a specific rostered role 
  • Retired officers in a mission volunteer role 
  • TSA Board & Board Committee members and Advisory group members 
  • Ongoing volunteers 
  • Student placements 
  • Work-for-the-dole/mutual obligation participants 
  • Community-based/court-ordered volunteers
  • Corporate volunteers 
  • Short term, event, emergency and disaster management volunteers
  • Mobile mission volunteers

If you aren’t sure if someone in your mission expression is a mission volunteer, please contact your Volunteer Resources Advisor.

Questions? Check out the below resources: 
Mission Volunteer FAQ
TSA Integrity Check Decision Tables 

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This Toolkit will provide you access to volunteer resources such as: Volunteer Agreements, Volunteer Handbook, Code of Conduct, waivers, templates and processes to enable meaningful and effective volunteer engagement. You will be equipped with the resources necessary to responsibly manage the various groups of volunteers. The Volunteer Resources (VR) team exists to support and assist you through the volunteer journey. If you need assistance using the provided resources or have any questions, please get in touch with the VR team.

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