Organisations' Responsibilities

  • To inform the volunteer of their criteria for selection
  • To ensure the volunteering experience is a rewarding one
  • To ensure equal access and not to discriminate
  • To define clear, meaningful roles for volunteers
  • To have policies and procedures for volunteers
  • To provide all necessary information to volunteers
  • To be available for volunteers
  • To provide training where necessary
  • To thank and value volunteers
  • To provide insurance cover
  • To inform volunteers of any legal liabilities
  • To supervise and to provide support
  • To reimburse out-of-pocket expenses where funds allow
  • To provide a safe working environment

Reprinted with kind permission of Volunteering Ireland

Dept. of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government