Volunteer Selection: Important Announcements

Hello everyone,

This page contains some important information about your Volunteer Selection Programme commencing in April 2019.

We’ve provided details for you about the following:

  • Your potential removal from the Volunteer Selection Programme
  • Accommodation options now available (response needed from overseas and interstate participants)
  • Insurance requirements (compulsory for all participants)
  • Safety training (compulsory for all participants)

Potential Removals

Approximately two thirds of participants in this round of the programme will be joining us from overseas or interstate. We are excited to meet some of you for the first time or get to know others of you that we have only met briefly before. We know that for many of you coming a long distance means that you have had to outlay significant expenses to join us.

Because we appreciate the time and effort involved for you to come, we want to reiterate some important points about the procedure we follow in removing people from the project.

We want you to fully understand how and why we remove participants, and also to be prepared that, if you display an attacking or severely resistive attitude during the programme, that you may be removed – even if you have traveled a long way in order to participate.

The Volunteer Selection Programme operates to measure each participant’s desire to give gifts in harmony with God’s Principles (as outlined in the 2016 ‘Understanding God’s Loving Laws’ Assistance Groups) and the constitution of God’s Way Ltd.

Many people who haven’t had much personal contact with Jesus or Mary often believe that they already have this desire and an attitude in harmony with God’s Way of Love. However it is very common that, without the benefit of personal feedback, people don’t have a good assessment of their current soul condition.

As personal feedback commences from the first day of the Volunteer Selection Programme, many former participants have been surprised and confronted when issues they have previously been denying and avoiding are pointed out.

If participants demonstrate, through resistance, anger or attack of others, that they don’t want to deal with their soul based injuries in a humble manner then they are asked to leave the programme. In previous programmes we have removed 6-8 people (approx. one third) in the first five days of the project.

To qualify to be a volunteer you must have a desire to work through issues in a humble manner. Many believe that they are humble when in our opinion they are not. The programme assesses each participant’s sincere desire. This attitude, of wishing to bring oneself into harmony with God’s Way is essential for anyone wishing to volunteer for either organisation.

There are three potential outcomes for participants in the programme:

1. You attend and complete the entire course and become a regular volunteer
In order for this to happen you will need to respond sincerely to feedback you receive, and, the directors need to assess that your attitude is in harmony with God’s Way.
This means you will be welcome to become a regular volunteer for Divine Truth and/or God’s Way Ltd projects in future, and potentially become a member of God’s Way Ltd after 6 months of volunteering.

2. You attend and complete the course but are not yet accepted as a volunteer
In this case, you receive feedback and respond sincerely to that feedback. However by the end of the programme it is assessed that you still have some emotional issues preventing you being involved in both organisations at this time.

3. You commence the course but are removed at some point
Removal occurs when a person does not conform to the attitudes and behaviour outlined in the Upholding Love & Truth document or demonstrate that they have no desire to work through their emotional issues in harmony with God’s Principles.
Emotional resistance is one of the main impediments to the growth of God’s Way Ltd and thus it is vital that leaders of the organisation act to address it with participants (and existing volunteers) immediately.

If you are sincere, participating in the Volunteer Selection Programme will undoubtedly benefit you and you will complete the programme. However, each person must be prepared that they may be removed at the discretion of God’s Way Ltd and Divine Truth directors.

Obviously more than one third of previous participants did believe that they were sincere when we assessed that they were not. This is something for you to consider in your arrangements.

Please only participate in the Volunteer Selection Programme if you are willing to accept these conditions.

A note about the nature of feedback:

The feedback given in the Volunteer Selection Programme is not the same as feedback and discussion with Jesus during a seminar. During Divine Truth seminars Jesus gifts his time to help a person to work through their soul based injuries and find their causes.

During the Volunteer Selection Programme the emphasis is on assessing whether or not the participant wishes to give gifts to others and the world.  Leaders of the Volunteer Selection identify and point out the issues to participants but they do not spend time to assist the person to identify the causes of their injuries etc.

It is understood that all participants have had the benefit of viewing or participating in Divine Truth seminars and that this material assists them to work through the causes of their soul based injuries in their own time.

We have designed the programme to allow participants ample time to deal with their emotional issues during the off weeks.

Accommodation

The Volunteer Selection Programme is held in Wilkesdale.  This is a quiet, farming area of rural Queensland. There are very few accommodation options available for people who don’t live locally.

Many of you who will be attending from overseas and interstate for this instance of the programme. Jesus and the directors of God’s Way Ltd recently got together to try to sort out what options are available for you.

Between current God’s Way Ltd members, and other local participants offering accommodation, we believe that we will be able to accommodate all of you.

This is what we can offer:

Basic accommodation in the local Wilkesdale area

The accommodation would range from share cabins, tents, eco tents to some basic housing.

Each person would have access to (shared with 1-3 others):

  • a flush toilet and bathroom
  • a kitchen, with fridge and cooktop

Most people would be required to bring a sleeping bag for bedding.

Twice weekly transport for local shopping

We can transport people to the nearest shopping centre in Kingaroy (36kms away) for groceries etc.

Those participants wishing to make use of this offer would need to arrive in the local area a few days before the commencement of the programme in order to be inducted into your specific accommodation and settle in.

We are able to collect people from local bus stops coming from Brisbane, in Wooroolin or Tingoora, if arriving within the allocated time frame.

Costs to cover our expenses for providing these facilities would range from $100 – $250 AUD per week, per person. Prices vary according to the type of accommodation provided. We are hiring some homes and this is why there is a higher cost for some accommodation.

If you would like to be accommodated, please let us know and confirm what you are able to pay ranging from $100 – $250 AUD per week.

You would be required to pay for your own food on top of the accommodation and travel costs.

We will assign you according to accommodation we feel you would be most suited to if you choose to use our arrangements. You can make your own arrangements if you wish to.

Insurance

It is compulsory that each participant acquires:

  • personal accident insurance for the duration
  • Queensland ambulance cover for the duration of the event

Both the insurance and the ambulance cover must be obtained for the full period of the Volunteer Selection Programme.

Background

Love and Truth guide all of the priorities of Divine Truth and God’s Way Ltd. God’s Way sees providing a safe environment for participants as an act of love and ensures that activities, programmes and projects are delivered to a high safety standard.

Event facilitators ensure that all persons involved in any event uphold the principles and objectives of the God’s Way Ltd constitution  and that everyone observes all safety requirements and takes responsibility for their personal safety.

Event facilitators ensure that participants are briefed about safety in regards to each project task and/or activity and events are closely monitored to ensure that people follow the safety directions given to them.

There are times when unforeseen accidents, illnesses and emergency situations may occur during events and having personal accident insurance ensures participants are covered financially and can get necessary help if they need it.

Each participant must take personal responsibility for their safety and not expect God’s Way Ltd or Divine Truth to make allowances for or be responsible for poor safety decisions. Refer to the Participant Deed for the legal requirements of all participants.

Insurance Details

God’s Way Ltd does not endorse any particular insurance companies.

For your information, past participants have used the companies listed in this document.

The Volunteer Selection and Training team has contacted a number of insurance brokers while researching personal/worker/volunteer accident insurance and have found that different companies offer different rates and different covers over different time periods.

We found that worker and personal accident insurance varied in price from approximately $100 – $250 AUD depending on the conditions and personal requirements.

Ambulance Cover

Permanent Queensland residents are automatically covered for emergency pre-hospital ambulance treatment and transport Australia wide, they do not need to acquire ambulance cover.

If you are not a Queensland resident, in the event of an emergency if you do not have ambulance cover or medical insurance that includes ambulance cover, you will have to pay for it out of your personal funds.

If you already have private health insurance, or travel insurance it may include ambulance cover, please check your policy to find out exactly what it entails.

If you do not have ambulance cover you will need to organise it, we found cover that started from $40 AUD for a single person.

It is up to you to personally research and find a cover that meets your requirements.

More details about how to obtain ambulance cover can be here.

Things to Note

1. It is suggested that you use a reputable insurance broker and/or insurance company

2. Shop around for the cover that suits your needs best. Insurance companies have a range of insurance covers

3. If you are attending a Volunteer Selection Programme and are asked by an insurance broker if you are a volunteer, the answer is that you are a participant in a free training project, and are not yet a volunteer (the project is designed to assess and select potential volunteers)

4. If you are attending a Volunteer Selection Programme some of the activities you will be engaging are classified as hazardous by insurance companies, such as using ladders, outside gardening tools, physical labour etc. ensure the policy you choose covers these activities

5. Ensure that the cover you choose is for the entire period of the event you are participating in, including the start and end dates

6. For overseas and interstate participants we suggest purchasing insurance cover which includes Queensland Ambulance cover

When speaking to Insurance companies it is your responsibility to find out the following:

  • Be aware of everything in the policy, including the fine print before purchase
  • What the policy includes, activities and situations that are covered
  • What the policy does not include, activities and situations that are not covered
  • Does the policy cover ambulance services
  • Does the policy cover accidents, specifically what kinds
  • Does it cover serious trauma (capital benefit), temporary, and or permanent disability
  • Does it include death insurance
  • How much cover do you receive for each situation including those mentioned above
  • If you have an accident, the duration of time the policy covers for your recovery (weeks, months etc.)

White Card Safety Training

To participate in the Volunteer Selection Programme it is compulsory to do the White Card CPCCWHS1001 online safety training course. We are currently testing Allens Training as the service provider for this course. Click here to visit the Allens Training website.

The ‘White Card’ takes approximately 6 hours to complete depending on your skill level and costs $39 AUD.

This needs to be completed before the Volunteer Selection Programme begins, please scan or photograph your white card or certificate of completion and send it to office@godsway.net before the 4th April 2019 so we know you have completed it.

Within the course you will be required to have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). PPE can be purchased from your local hardware store. For the online training you will need access to a web cam, as you are required to complete an interview with Allens Training assessors, more information can be found on their website.

Although you do have the option of purchasing the PPE from Allens Training, DO NOT DO SO.  Purchase the PPE from another source. The PPE Allens supplies you will be not meet safety requirements for Divine Truth or God’s Way Ltd activities or even for other businesses that require PPE and are only for Allens own training purposes. For example, the hard hat is for training purposes only and cannot be used on construction sites and the safety vest is not good quality. We do not want you to spend money on items that are not useful.

You will need to register for a USI (Unique Student Identifier) number if you do not already have one to complete the Allens online training. Details about this can be found in the USI Fact Sheet and the website link to create your USI is also listed below.

To enrol, each person will need to read, complete the online USI application and follow the instructions on the website, links below:

USI Fact Sheet
Create your USI

Things you should know about Allens

Please ensure you visit Allens Training website for important information regarding enrollment and completing the online course.

If you have any questions or need any further information about the white card please contact Allens Training, they are happy to help you so please don’t hesitate to contact them.

Allens Training Details:
ph: 1300 559 064
fax: 02 4210 7346
online query: https://www.allenstraining.com.au/contact-us.aspx
address: 36 Chantry Street, Goulburn NSW 2580
web: https://allenstraining.net.au
hours: Monday – Friday 8:30- 5:00pm

Overseas participants

You can complete the first 4 parts of the Allens online safety training via the Allens online portal from overseas. You can only complete part 5 and the online interview when you arrive in Australia.

The USI number that you need in order to get the qualification can only be obtained when you enter Australia and your visa is activated. You will need to use your passport as identification during the USI application process.

This means that you must ensure you arrive in Australia with time (3 days to a week) before the Selection Project begins so you can sign up for a USI number and complete the online white card training, including the interview via web cam.

We spoke to Allens training and interviews can be set up within 1 to 2 days (sometimes longer) if completing the online course.

More information can be found about the USI number at this link.

Please email proof of white card completion via email to office@godsway.net by 4th April 2019. You will need to show us the actual white card during the programme once it arrives by mail.

You can have your white card posted to God’s Way Ltd office address:

98 O’Dea Road
Kingaroy
QLD 4608
Australia

We would appreciate any feedback from overseas participants on any problems you encounter doing the online white card safety training.

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