Employee Handbook

Help Youth HEAR improve transparency and accountability with clarified rights, policies, and other expectations in a new or revised employee handbook.
Youth HEAR
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia


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What We Need
  • Audit of existing Employee Handbook, or internal communications regarding employment policies
  • Edit or creation of a new Employee Handbook, which may include any of the following: Standards of Conduct, Work Schedules, Leave Policies, Termination Policies, Safety and Security, Anti-Discrimination policies, Compensation and Benefits policies, any Non-Disclosure Agreements or Conflict of Interest statements that may apply, and any other pertinent information
Additional Details

We do not currently have an employee handbook and are looking to potentially engage staff in the future; we want to make sure all of our policies and procedures are in place before doing so. We would ideally discuss required policies with a volunteer.

What We Have In Place
  • We can provide dedicated time to ensure that a volunteer receives all of the guidance they need. In addition, we have existing policies for volunteers in our organisation which may help form a starting point.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,430 , allowing us to run training for our volunteers to combat hate in the community through the lessons of the Holocaust.

This project will ensure that Youth HEAR can recruit professional support as required and ensure that we have capacity to bring on board as much help as we need to meet our goals.

Project Plan

Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with existing Employee Handbook (if applicable), internal communications regarding employment policies and any other employment policies in place that may not be clearly communicated
Milestone 1: Audit of Existing Policies
  • Professional reviews existing materials, and asks any clarifying questions
  • Professional identifies any existing policies that should be modified
  • Professional identifies any new policies or areas that should be addressed and included
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback
Milestone 2: Outline of Handbook
  • Professional drafts a detailed outline
  • Professional incorporates Volunteer Manager’s feedback
Milestone 3: Writing & Delivery of Handbook
  • Professional drafts the Employee Handbook
  • Volunteer Manager provides any additional feedback
  • Volunteer Manager delivers final draft
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About The Org

Youth HEAR
Our Mission

Youth HEAR (Holocaust Education And Remembrance) is an organisation dedicated to mitigating hate in society by connecting young Australians with the memory of the Holocaust.

We are committed to engaging Australian youth, both Jewish and Non-Jewish, through education, commemoration and cross-community collaboration. In this way, we strive to learn the lessons of the past in the hope that we will truly be able to say never again. Fundamental to Youth HEAR's approach is a dedication to maximizing the engagement of youth, defined as 17-30 years of age.

What We Do

Mitigating hate in our society requires making every person aware of where hate leads if left unchecked. We won't always have Holocaust survivors around to tell their stories and so it falls to our generation to create new and engaging ways for young people to learn about the
Holocaust. We do this through education events, commemoration and cross-community collaboration.

Raising awareness and enhancing understanding is the first step in addressing the growing problem of hate in society. To truly say never again, we need to connect emotionally to the darkest parts of human history continually.

Youth HEAR assumes the responsibility to remember and commemorate the sorrows, loss and dehumanisation of the Holocaust while paying tribute and memorialising the deaths, terrors and trauma. Congruently we must ensure we highlight the resilience, rebirth and courage so many had, enabling us to be here today.

Central to the mission of Youth HEAR is our ability to acknowledge the shared experiences of discrimination and persecution and to build a coalition with other youth organisations of diverse cultural backgrounds in order to mitigate hate in society. This is a key tier to Youth HEAR; in order to fulfil our mission of mitigating hate in society, we need to work hand in hand with other young adults and future leaders. Youth HEAR aims to foster a society with engaged and informed young adults, equipping them with the skills to identify hate and empowering them to be upstanders.

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