The projectís land is controlled by the benefactor and as a nature reserve it
has restrictions on accessibility. It will be open to the public on specified days only. On all other days it is closed to the public. And reverts to private property.
Volunteers may be asked to contribute their time on open and specified non-open days.
The project fully supports and recognises the important contribution of volunteers to the projects aims. We offer a
contract to outline the projects responsibilities to you as an unpaid worker and your responsibilities to the project and the people who use it.
The Project will:
Offer support from all of the full time staff.
Respect you as an equal member of the staff team but not expect you to take on the responsibilities of a full-time worker. You will be invited to attend and contribute to some staff meetings where relevant.
Nominate a supervisor from the staff team who will have responsibility for organising volunteers contribution to the
project. Your supervisor will be your first point of contact for any queries, questions or complaints. Your supervisor will also be responsible for following up any
issues raised and liaison with other staff members.
Offer access to training and keep you informed of any training opportunities that arise. Wherever possible the project
will meet the costs of the training.
Provide employers liability insurance
As a volunteer you will:-
Work within the Aims and Objectives of the project.
Be able to recognise and fulfil your commitments to the project and the young people who use it. This will include
attending agreed sessions and to let project leader know when you are unable to do so.
Be responsible not only to the project as a whole but also to the people of all age groups who use it.
Be willing to participate in the police vetting procedures if over the age of 16 years and
regularly working with vulnerable, young people
Adhere to the policy of confidentiality within the staff team and in all your work with young people. This will be
discussed in more detail during your initial supervision session.
Prepare for and attend agreed supervision sessions and be willing to discuss practice issues and raise any items of
Undertake training where it is deemed to be relevant and appropriate by both yourself and the project leader.
Volunteers will work for an initial three month period to give both the project and the volunteer the opportunity to
see if they wish to progress with the work.
Administrator (Naturezones) Signature