Our Volunteering Policy
Terms Of Agreement
Our volunteer policy has been created to show our volunteers and potential volunteers that we have spent time and care in planning how volunteers will be welcomed at AI Humanity. It also outlines that all volunteers will be treated in a fair and consistent way. It should also help our volunteers understand what support is available to them and what they can expect from us.
Our Vision and Mission for volunteering
Volunteering is a great way to share your enthusiasm, skills and ideas whilst having fun and meeting like-minded people. By volunteering for AI Humanity you will be making a positive contribution to community development in our area. Volunteers are vital to our work.
Attracting volunteers and volunteer agreement
We have a range of opportunities for volunteers to get involved in. Give some information about how people can find out about volunteering opportunities. On our website you can read through our volunteer role profiles. All you need to do then is to complete our very short Volunteer Registration Form.
Once we receive a copy of your completed registration form, a member of our team will get in touch with more information on specific opportunities and we can decide together which option best matches your interests and time availability and also our needs. Your help will be greatly appreciated and really will make a difference.
Induction and training
It does not matter how much you already know, as there will be opportunities to learn, and we have roles to suit every level of expertise. There will be an induction prepared and delivered by one of our staff. This will include:
- Some information about AI Humanity, our vision, mission and our future plans
- The role of the volunteer
- Introduction to some volunteers
- Tour around our facilities and see some of our initiatives
- Copy of all the relevant policies including this volunteer policy and also our Health and Safety, Expenses, Equality and Diversity and Conflict Management
- Essential procedures such as timekeeping
- Information about training and ongoing learning opportunities
Our Volunteer Manager/Co-ordinator will offer support to you. They will remain your key contact throughout your volunteering with us. This will include regular meetings with you to discuss how you are getting on, discuss any training needs and deal with issues arising. This will also ensure that AI Humanity are doing all we can to make your volunteering experience an enjoyable and meaningful one.
We expect all volunteers to adhere to confidentiality guidelines which will be explained to you before you begin volunteering with us and this also includes use of social media and contact with any press.
Volunteering whilst on benefit
You can still volunteer with us if you are receiving benefits provided that we follow the legal guidelines. We have information from the Jobs and Benefits Department which we can talk through with you regarding the hours you can do and what you can claim for expenses incurred through volunteering.