At YouthNet we aim to live by our values in the way we do our work, and in the way we treat everyone who volunteers for us.
We recognise that volunteering is an exchange. YouthNet values and benefits from the skills and knowledge volunteers bring to the organisation – and in return we aim to make sure that volunteering with YouthNet is a positive experience.
Our Volunteer Policy underpins our involvement of our many, diverse volunteers across the organisation. It aims to promote best practice in volunteer management, enable the involvement of volunteers, and actively support and promote the role of our volunteers.
All new volunteers will receive a copy of the YouthNet Volunteer Handbook. This includes:
- An introduction to YouthNet
- Volunteer Agreement, highlighting the organisation’s and volunteer’s mutual expectations
- Induction checklist, covering everything volunteer needs to get started
- Policies that relate to the volunteer’s role
- Information about our office, for volunteers working at our office
- Role description, and any other information that relate to the volunteer’s role
If you are a current volunteer, and would like a new copy of the Handbook, please contact email@example.com.
Equality and diversity
YouthNet is firmly committed to equality and diversity in all areas of our work – including our recruitment and support of all volunteers. See our equality and diversity page for more information and a link to our full policy.
Investing in Volunteers
YouthNet has demonstrated that it has met the UK quality standard for involving volunteers called ‘Investing in Volunteers’. The standard has helped YouthNet review all its policy and practice around volunteer management.
You can find further information about how YouthNet involves volunteers, including accreditation options, where to find out what other volunteers are doing and lots more!