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Volunteer Policy

Some sections of this policy are in draft.

Introduction

Why do we involve volunteers in our work?

We involved volunteers in our works to better strengthen the community. Together,

What values or principles is this based on?

Everything Geek.Zone does is based on the Geek.Zone/Constitution and the Geek.Zone/Ethos.

Recruitment

How and where will we advertise opportunities?

We advertise via charityjobs.co.uk and Geek.Zone/Jobs

What recruitment methods will we use eg application forms, interviews?

We ask you to provide your CV via charity jobs, then we will have an informal telephone interview.

What will we do if someone is unsuitable for the role?

As an open organisation, we will be very honest if we think a candidate is not suitable for a role.

How and when will references be taken up?

We will ask for references once we are happy that you are suitable for the role.

What roles if any will require DBS checks?

Our more responsible positions require DBS checks. This includes but is not limited to roles within the,

  • Treasury
  • Trustees
  • Senior Software Development team

Induction and training

How are volunteers welcomed into the organisation?

Their supervisor will meet with the volunteer on a one-to-one basis and explain everything that is required.

What information are they given?

In addition to the handbook, the volunteer will be provided with any role-specific information they need.

What training if any is essential to the role?

What opportunities to develop skills will volunteers have?

Expenses

What expenses will be covered?

How will they be paid?

Support and supervision

What support and supervision is available?

How frequently will it take place?

Insurance

What is the level of cover?

Are there any boundaries eg age and location?

Equal opportunities

Are volunteers covered by our equal opportunities policy?

What does this mean for volunteers?

Health and safety

How is information regarding health and safety communicated to volunteers?

Problem-solving

What processes are available to enable volunteers to raise issues they are concerned about?

How are any problems with the work of volunteers addressed?

Confidentiality

What is required of volunteers?

How are volunteers protected?