Volunteer agreements help organisations and volunteers know what to expect from each other. They also remind organisations to offer a good volunteer experience.
Agreements set out:
They are different to employment contracts, which are for staff.
You don't have to have volunteer agreements to involve volunteers. If you don't, consider how else you'll show volunteers what you expect from them, such as in training.
In an agreement, organisations often agree to:
A volunteer agreement often expects volunteers to:
Volunteer agreements need to avoid sounding like an employment contract. Treating volunteers like employees may make them eligible for full employment rights.
Avoid creating a contract by:
You can also say in the agreement that it isn't a legal contract with the volunteer.
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