; Policies & Procedures

Introducing the organisations policy and procedures document is a core part of the induction process for all volunteers.

Particularly important are the Child Protection Policy and Health and Safety Policy as they will have specific procedures that workers need to implement.

Document Icon Have a look at the sample Child Protection Policy and Health and Safety Policy.

Handing over the policies to a new volunteer and hoping they read them isn't enough. Making time to go through them, picking out the priority points and answering questions will be well worth the time spent as it will ensure that the worker has a clear understanding of their responsibilities and who to approach if necessary.

Many organisations ask their volunteers to sign documents, particularly the Child Protection Policy and/or Code of Conduct so there is a clear record of each worker having seen the policy document.

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