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GLOBAL CHINA ACADEMY
Volunteering is the commitment of time and energy for the benefit of society and the community: the environment of individuals outside one’s immediate family. It is undertaken freely and by choice without concern for financial gain.
Global China Academy believes in the value of voluntary activity as an important expression of citizenship and an essential component of a free and democratic society. It supports and promotes volunteering in public and third sector organisations. Global China Academy takes responsibility for ensuring that volunteers within its own organisation are appropriately involved, valued for their contribution and respected as colleagues.
In adopting this volunteer policy, Global China Academy (GCA) wishes to:
This volunteer policy and accompanying guidelines are intended for use by GCA paid staff and volunteers.
Volunteer Policy Statement
GCA Equal Opportunities
Recruitment & Selection
Information & Training
Support & Supervision
Expenses & Insurance
Health & Safety
Relations with Paid Staff
Monitoring & Evaluation
Guidelines for Involving Volunteers
These guidelines are intended for use along with the policy statement. They give further detail on recommended good practice in the involvement of volunteers within GCA.
Prior to recruiting volunteers, full consultation and discussion should take place with users of the service, paid staff and, where relevant, unions to ensure that there is a genuine need for volunteers and to develop a clear description of their role. A contact person within the section proposing to involve volunteers should be identified and the staff time and expenses to train, support and reimburse volunteers determined.
Induction – Induction sessions should be provided for all new volunteers and should cover:
Expectations of Volunteers – GCA should expect volunteers to:
Support, Supervision and Problem Solving
Date: 17th May 2022
Review date: 17th May 2023