OUR PEOPLE Volunteers Our volunteers epitomise the Cancer Council’s vision of engaging the community of NSW to reduce the impact of cancer. They provide enormous support in many areas including fundraising, program delivery and administrative support, as well as in filling specialist roles. In 2003/04, 1750 volunteers registered to regular work contributed 27,926 hours of work, valued at $419,000 in donated time. Our regular volunteers work in our nine regions and in head office, for our Cancer Council Connect peer support program and Relay For Life. In addition, numerous individuals and organisations offer their professional skills and expertise through participating on committees and focus groups, and through providing pro bono consultancy services. Professional and specialist assistance equates to a significant financial contribution. Our special events attract the support of people of all ages and backgrounds. We could not achieve our fundraising results without the many individuals and corporate organisations represented by: •
4000 Daffodil Day volunteers
12,000 Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea hosts
We keep abreast of changing trends in volunteering, and have developed strategies to improve and expand the volunteering opportunities within the Cancer Council. Highlights include: •
Greater participation from corporate volunteers
Introduction of centralised, state-wide volunteer database
State-wide delivery of community speakers program
Specialist roles created such as office design, finance and auditing, and research.
Staff At June 30, 2004 the Cancer Council employed 190.27 full-time equivalent staff throughout the state. All positions are evaluated and graded using the Mercer HR Cullen Egan and Dell job evaluation system. The Cancer Council aims to be a median market payer.
Personnel policies and practices The Cancer Council offers salary packaging, flexible working arrangements and an employee assistance program. A staff representative group has the brief to bring to the attention of management issues affecting and concerning staff. New policies and practices introduced in 2003/04 include an Occupational Health and Safety and Smoke Free Workplace policy.
NSW CANCER COUNCIL · ANNUAL REPORT 2003/04
Cancer Council NSW Annual Report 2003-2004