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Volunteer Agreement Form


Volunteer Centre Dorset thanks you for volunteering, we hope your volunteering experience with us is both enjoyable and rewarding.

This agreement sets out what you can expect from us and the standards of personal conduct we expect from you.

Volunteer Centre Dorset commits to:

  • Provide an induction to the organisation, other volunteers, your volunteering role and the training you need to meet the responsibilities of your role;
  • Explain the standards we expect for our services and to encourage and support you to achieve and maintain them;
  • Provide details of any policies and processes relevant to your role;
  • Provide a point of contact who will be able to support and develop your volunteering role with us;
  • Reimburse any reasonable pre-approved expenses, incurred by you during the course of your role;  
  • Provide a safe and healthy environment in which you can work;
  • Provide adequate insurance cover for volunteers whilst undertaking voluntary work approved and authorised by us;
  • Ensure that all volunteers are dealt with in accordance with our equal opportunities policy;
  • Try to resolve fairly any problems, grievances, and difficulties you may have while you volunteer with us.

In return, we ask that you to:

  • Help the organisation fulfil its aims and objectives;
  • Undertake any required induction and training required for your volunteering role;
  • Please provide any requested documentation, eg references, prior to commencing your volunteering role;
  • Perform your volunteering role to the best of your ability;
  • Follow the organisation’s procedures and standards in relation to its staff, volunteers and service users;
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the organisation and the service users;
  • Meet time commitments and standards agreed to and to give reasonable notice so other arrangements can be made when this is not possible;
  • Agree that any work you produce as a volunteer will be owned by the organisation.

This agreement is in honour only and is not intended to be legally binding. There is no intention of an employment relationship.

Volunteer Details

When submitting information on this form, Volunteer Centre Dorset will not use your personal data for any form of marketing or pass your data on to any third party processors. The data provided will solely be used to respond to your query/email that you have submitted. Your data will only be retained for the purposes already mentioned above or until such time as it becomes no longer valid or you specifically request its removal.


Volunteer Centre Dorset are thankful for the support from:

Dorset County Council
National Lottery Fund