“A volunteer provides a service through an organisation, by choice, without financial remuneration and for the benefit of the community.” Even though you are a volunteer, it is expected that all work is given the same commitment and consideration as paid work and it is carried out to the best of your ability.

Principals of volunteering

Volunteering benefits the community and the volunteer. Volunteer work is unpaid.

Volunteering is always a matter of choice.

Volunteering is not compulsorily undertaken to receive pensions or government allowances. Volunteering is a legitimate way in which citizens can participate in the activities of their community.

Volunteering is a vehicle for individuals or groups to address human, environmental and social needs.

Volunteering is an activity performed in the not for profit sector only.

Volunteering is not substitute for paid work.

Volunteers do not replace paid workers nor constitute a threat to the job security of paid workers. Volunteering respects the rights, dignity and culture of others.

Volunteering promotes human rights and equality.

Rights and Responsibilities

As a volunteer member of SWR 99.9 FM you are subject to the following rights and responsibilities:


To be treated as a co-worker.

To be given suitable assignments.

To know as much as possible about the organisation.

To be given appropriate orientation and training for the job.

To be given continuing education on the job.

To be given sound guidance and direction.

To be given a safe place to work, free from harassment and discrimination.

To be given an opportunity for promotion and a variety of experience.

To have the chance to make your views heard by management.

To have access to mediation if a dispute occurs.

To be adequately insured against injury.

To receive loyalty and support from management


To have adequate time available to complete the job and attend station meetings.

To have a professional attitude.

To accept station rules and comply with broadcasting laws.

To be loyal and supportive.

To be willing to learn.

To keep on learning as your volunteer work progresses.

To welcome supervision from management.

To speak up and ask question when unsure.

To be dependable and do the work agreed.

To respect confidential information gained through your work.

To be a team player and respect other broadcasters.

To assist new volunteers by making them feel welcome and by passing on acquired skill.