p1050825Volunteers’ Expectations

  • To know the selection process
  • To be given meaningful tasks to do
  • To know the organisations’ expectations – role description
  • To be offered appropriate training
  • To be thanked and to have their voluntary contribution recognised
  • To receive supervision and support
  • To get something out of the work
  • To know who to go to if there is a problem
  • To be reimbursed for out-of-the-pocket expenses incurred when volunteering
  • To make mistakes and learn from them
  • To be made aware of the organisation’s policies and procedures
  • To be treated fairly and not to experience discrimination
  • To have safe working conditions, including insurance cover
  • To be informed about, and given the opportunity to play an active part in, the organisation as a whole
  • To be able to say ‘no’ and to leave without feeling guilty

    Organisations' expectations
    • To respect the values and aims of the organisation
    • To be committed
    • To be reliable
    • To give the organisation sufficient notice if unable to work as scheduled
    • To be punctual
    • To attend essential training and support sessions
    • To undertake the work to a high standard
    • To be honest if there are problems
    • To respect confidentiality
    • To leave when asked or when no longer enjoying the volunteering experience
    • To give sufficient notice