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Model documents and policies

Downloadable and customisable documents relating to volunteers.
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Contract clauses

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Contract clause on volunteering

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Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016
This is a contract clause that outlines the requirements and conditions relating to volunteers. The organisation will provide the volunteer with, for example, training, support, expenses, etc. Concerns may be raised by the volunteer and they must agree to certain requirements. The clause is binding in honour only.

Forms

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Application form for volunteers

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Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016
This form can be made available to an individual who wishes to be engaged as a volunteer. The form asks the applicant to identify any particular work they would like to undertake, as well as the skills, knowledge or expertise which they believe they could bring to such a role. The form also outlines that certain volunteering roles with children, young people and vulnerable adults will require a criminal record check to be carried out but that this will only be sought with the applicant’s consent.

Policies

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Employee volunteering policy (basic)

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Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016
This policy covers examples of volunteer schemes sponsored by the organisation, applications for volunteering work, the basis on which applications may be rejected, insurance and liability, health and safety, medical fitness, criminal checks, and the review and termination of a volunteering arrangement.
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Employee volunteering policy (detailed)

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Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016
This policy outlines the support that the organisation will provide for employees applying to volunteer their services to the community. Successful applicants are entitled to paid leave for a specified period. Evidence of acceptance as a volunteer must be provided.
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Engagement of volunteers policy (basic)

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Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016
This policy covers volunteering with the company. Volunteers do not have the same legal protection as paid employees. An agreement is provided to volunteers as well as training, support, supervision and copies of internal policies. The organisation agrees to provide insurance cover. Any concerns can be raised by the volunteer.
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Engagement of volunteers policy (detailed)

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Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016
This policy covers the status of volunteers, the engagement process, reimbursement of expenses, health and safety, insurance, management of volunteers, volunteers carrying out driving duties and the content of volunteer's engagement folder.