Volunteer Charter: Volunteer rights
- To be given meaningful tasks to do.
- To know what is expected from you and to be given information on the tasks you will be expected to undertake.
- To have access to suitable and appropriate training.
- To be given information about the group/s you are volunteering with.
- To be given the policies and procedures of the group.
- To be thanked for your time and commitment.
- To be respected.
- To be aware of what support structures are in place for you.
- To work in a safe environment.
- To never feel obliged to do something that you are not comfortable with.
- To be insured by the group/organisation you are volunteering with.
- To have the right to information relevant to your voluntary role.
- To be entitled to contribute and play a part in influencing the work/decision making of the group/organisation.
- To make mistakes and learn from them.
- To be able to say “no” and to leave without feeling guilty.
You have the responsibility to:
To comply with CYC’s Child Protection Guidelines, Code of Practice and the Volunteer Recruitment Process.
- To turn up when you say you will.
- To support other volunteers.
- To work as a part of a team.
- To keep activities safe and be aware of Health and Safety standards.
- To be reliable, carry out your agreed role and be on time.
- To attend training when required.
- To respect the aims and values of the group/organisation.
- To give advance warning if unable to turn up for activities/meetings.
- To respect confidentiality.
- To be a good worker, efficient and effective.