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A volunteer policy sets out an organisation's approach to volunteering.
It explains the role of volunteers in the organisation and how it will treat them.
A volunteer policy will help to:
A volunteer policy should include:
It can also link to other documents for more information. For example, it could link to the organisation's health and safety policy.
Your policy should reflect the size and nature of your organisation. It should cover all the important information, but not be so formal that it puts off new volunteers.
You should consult your organisation's staff, trustees and volunteers about your policy. They'll likely have more ideas of what to include.
You should share your volunteer policy with your organisation's staff, trustees and volunteers. Ask if they need it in another format, such as large print or as an audio recording.
Review it at least once a year to make sure it remains useful and up to date.
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