Volunteer Policy

Volunteer Policy

Introduction
RDF exists to provide items of comfort and distraction for children and young adults battling cancer. RDF also supports the family around the child. RDF achieves this by holding regular fundraising events such as coffee mornings, Christmas and Summer fayres. RDF also hold raffles and asks the general public for donations. This is all located within east midlands.

In line with this mission RDF seeks to involve volunteers to:

  • ensure our services meet the needs of our clients
  • provide new skills and perspectives
  • increase our contact with the local community we serve


Principles
This Volunteering Policy is underpinned by the following principles:

  • RDF will ensure that volunteers are properly integrated into the organisational structure and that mechanisms are in place for them to contribute to RDF’s work.
  • RDF expects that Trustees will work positively with volunteers and, where appropriate, will actively seek to involve them in their work.
  • RDF recognises that volunteers require satisfying work and will seek to help volunteers meet these needs, as well as providing any training for them to do their work effectively.

     

Practice Guidelines
The following guidelines deal with practical aspects of the involvement of volunteers. 

Recruitment
All prospective volunteers will undergo an informal interview to find out what they would like to do, their skills, suitability and how best their potential might be realised.

Volunteer agreements and voluntary work outlines
RDF has no intention of creating a contract with any volunteers.

Support
All volunteers will have a named person as their main point of contact. They will be provided with regular supervision to feed back on progress, discuss future development and air any problems.

The volunteer’s voice
Volunteers are encouraged to express their views about matters concerning RDF and its work.

Insurance
All volunteers are covered by RDF’s insurance policy whilst they are engaged in any work on RDF’s behalf.

Health & Safety
Volunteers are covered by RDF’s Health and Safety Policy.

Problem Solving
We aim to identify and solve problems at the earliest possible stage.

Confidentiality
Volunteers will be bound by the same requirements for confidentiality as other RDF members.