Rights and Responsibilities of Volunteers

Rights of Volunteer

As a volunteer I expect:

  • To be treated as a co-worker with staff and other volunteers
  • To be assigned work that is worthwhile and challenging 
  • To receive appropriate orientation, training and supervision
  • To be kept informed of (Your organisation name) policies and services
  • To be reimbursed for approved work related expenses
  • To have a clear job description
  • To have the right to withdraw my services or say “no” without feeling guilty
  • The right to make suggestions and to be listened to with respect

Responsibilities of Volunteers

As a volunteer I agree: 

  • To respect the confidentiality of (your organisation name) and its clients
  • To make a serious commitment to carry out the tasks agreed to in the job description
  • To read and become familiar with the contents of Your organisation  Policies and Procedures Manuals 
  • To undertake training as required 
  • To accept evaluation and supervision to enhance my performance 
  • To work according to the policies and philosophy of (Your organisation name) To cooperate with staff and volunteers in a spirit of partnership 
  • To give as much notice as possible of absence and resignation 
  • To take all reasonable steps to ensure their own safety 
  • To ensure no harm is caused to others during the course of their work

Rights of (Your organisation name) 

  • The right to withdraw a volunteer who does not operate within the policies and philosophy of (your organisation), or whose skills do not enable these requirements to be met
  • The right to withdraw the services of a volunteer who breaches (your organisation)  or client confidentiality
  • The right to expect the job description will be adhered to

Responsibilities of (Your organisation name)

  • To recognise and value the volunteer as a person who makes a unique contribution to the community 
  • To provide appropriate orientation, training, support and supervision
  • To keep volunteers informed of (your organisation ) policies and programmes To provide a clear job description
  • To reimburse volunteers for approved work related expenses
  • To take all reasonable steps to provide a healthy and safe work environment

Rights of Volunteer

As a volunteer I expect:

§To be treated as a co-worker with staff and other volunteers

§To be assigned work that is worthwhile and challenging 

§To receive appropriate orientation, training and supervision

     To be kept informed of (Your organisation name) policies and services

§To be reimbursed for approved work related expenses

§To have a clear job description

§To have the right to withdraw my services or say “no” without feeling guilty

§The right to make suggestions and to be listened to with respect

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