Worker Recognition

This document outlines InterPlay Australia’s policy on recognition of, reward and renumeration for volunteers and paid workers

Volunteers

By way of recognition and reward for volunteer contribution, we suggest initiatives including:

  • InterPlay workshop discount
  • Public acclamation (InterPlay workshop / Newsletter / eNews / Facebook)
  • Mentoring / skills development
  • Movie/book/iTunes voucher
  • Bunch of flowers
  • Personal messages of noticing and thanks

Acknowledging people may like to be recognised and rewarded in different ways - depending on their personalities, past experience, personal values, current circumstances etc - a range of choices may be offered to individuals according to their preference / needs and the InterPlay community’s specific skill base.

Paid Workers

Sometimes InterPlay Australia will employ people to complete work the Board believes is necessary for the organisation to function efficiently (accounts, communications, web-site development and national coordination roles).

Sometimes those contributing to InterPlay workshop delivery may expect to be paid since participants have paid attendance fees.

The Board will designate which roles are voluntary and which are paid (see Appendix).

Roles shall be scoped and documented in a role description.

The following criteria will be used to determine the roles, tasks and deliverables to be remunerated:

  • Are the duties covered by an Australian award?
  • Is there accountability, expectation of outcomes for InterPlay Australia?
  • Is it adding value for InterPlay Australia? and/or
  • Is it an income-generating event organisers / facilitators may expect to be remunerated for?

If these criteria are met, the pay-rate should comply with the applicable Australian Award or match the established custom and practice in the not-for-profit arts sector is the same as that paid to any other contract staff with IP Australia.

At times, paid roles may also be recognised and rewarded in the same ways suggested for volunteers.

Where a role is designated as paid, the worker(s) should be paid.

However, if a worker feels payment is unnecessary on a given occasion, there is the option to donate their pay back to the region or national organisation.

Policy Implementation Assistance

The InterPlay Australia Board can offer guidance, support or mentoring to regional leaders InterPlayers seeking assistance regarding effective methods to recognise and reward and nurture volunteers and workers if required. Please contact the Regional Liaison Officer (Dee Jago 2016-2019.)

Life Membership

In addition to the recognition of people making a significant contribution to Interplay Australia as detailed above the Board may nominate people as Life Members of InterPlay Australia. These people will have:

  • Made a significant and on-going contribution to IPA at both regional and national levels;
  • Demonstrated a commitment to furthering the interests and objectives of IPA;
  • Have been involved with IPA for at least ten years consecutively, or cumulatively

Life membership will entitle the recipients to:

  • Free attendance and accommodation at Leaders Gatherings
  • Be presented with a Life Membership certificate.

Payment and discount summary

This is a short summary of current payments and discounts.
Other forms of affirmation or reward are not included here.

Role name Responsibilities Payment / Discount / Voluntary
Administration Coordinator Communications (see job description and contract) $33 p/h – 6 hours per week
Accounts Officer Bookkeeping, accounts, reports (see job description and contract) $33 p/h - 2 hours a week
Company as per contract
Website hosting & maintenance Scheduled fees
Accountant Prepare annual financial statement; prepare & lodge tax return Scheduled fees
Local or regional contact/s / Organisers

Local InterPlay community members

Coordinate and organise workshops, play groups, special occasions, etc

Build local communities

Up to regions to decide

 

Voluntary

Leader/facilitator/teacher Local or regional events, workshops, classes. Depends on region but workshop leaders usually paid locally. Rates set locally.
Local or regional contact/s Coordinate SummerPlay locally One ticket offered by Board to be allocated by Region for SummerPlay
SummerPlay Leader/facilitator/teacher Lead untensives workshops, sessions International rate $ 100/hour led

National rates See below

Airfares and small living expenses allowance also covered

PAY-RATE GUIDE (Agreed 2019)
Standard workshops/classes or sessions
$100 per hr 1 facilitator
 2 leaders = $75/hour each
3 leaders = $50/hour each
National SummerPlay Coordinator Coordination of regional SummerPlay events from national level $600 ($200 each for 3 locations)

Leaders Gathering

Leaders Gathering organisers Organising; logistics

Individual or group

One ticket offered by Board to be allocated by organising group

Leaders Gathering planners

Program planning group One ticket offered by Board to be allocated by program planning group
Leaders Gathering

session leaders/teachers

Lead session/s No payment, no discount
Leaders Circle Coordinator Voluntary
Leaders Circle Members Pay registration fee Leaders Circle member discount for Leaders Gathering
Board Members Board activities Voluntary
Life Practice Program Organiser $30/participant enrolled
Life Practice Program Facilitator $100 per hour led for one facilitator

$75 per hour each for 2 facilitators

$50 per hour each for 3 facilitators

Leader Training Program Organiser $30/participant enrolled
Leader Training Program Facilitators $100 per hour led for one facilitator

$75 per hour each for 2 facilitators

$50 per hour each for 3 facilitators

InterPlayers Assistance to attend InterPlay events (see also Event Registration & Payment Policy) Informal or ad hoc arrangements by local/regional group for

-       Concession discounts

-       Special discounts

-       Subsidies/scholarships

Other? Requests can be made to the Board where an Individual believes he or she should be rewarded financially for their IP work.

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