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Volunteer Policies

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At The Conservation Volunteers we treat all volunteers with respect and value them as individuals contributing to the conservation volunteering movement.

We recognise that volunteers are not unpaid staff but people making a valuable and complementary contribution to our work and everyone's environment.

We will provide a safe working environment for all volunteers and will seek to train and educate volunteers to levels suitable for their role whilst on activities.

The Conservation Volunteers will involve volunteers in several roles:

  • Trustees undertaking policy governance.
  • Key Volunteers working under staff management to achieve a local strategic objective or output.
  • Key Volunteers working on defined aspects of a The Conservation Volunteers programme.
  • Project Leaders working on The Conservation Volunteers' practical programmes.
  • Volunteers participating in The Conservation Volunteers' general activities.

Each role has a similar but distinct support system. The support and management provided is in proportion to the commitment demonstrated by the volunteer and suitable for the role undertaken.

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