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Volunteer Role Description checklist

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Read the Volunteer Role Description to make sure it meets your needs. Make sure you have accurately represented the role that you want the volunteer(s) to take on. Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.

Just having a Volunteer Role Description doesn’t mean that anybody you take on will be legally classified as a volunteer and not an employee. You should consider whether any aspects of your organisation’s relationship with any volunteers you take on suggest an employment contract has been created. For more information, read Working as a volunteer.

Use the Volunteer Role Description to advertise your role. Or, add it to your role advertisement to provide further information for prospective volunteers.

If you take on volunteers on an ongoing basis, ensure that you keep your Volunteer Role Description accurate and up to date. 

You should download and keep a copy of your Volunteer Role Description, either electronically or in hard copy. If any amendments are made to the copy, you should store all versions and record when the changes occurred. This way, you have a clear record of what was expected of your organisation’s relationship with your volunteer right from the relationship’s beginning.

A copy of the Volunteer Role Description will also be automatically stored in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’.

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