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Elements of the Code


Organizational Standards For Volunteer Involvement



Mission-based Approach 



Volunteer involvement helps the organization achieve its mission and objectives. Volunteer involvement must be aligned with the organization's goals and resource allocations. The board and senior management understand, support, and approve the direction of the volunteer engagement strategy.

  • The Board of Directors, leadership volunteers, and staff acknowledge, articulate, and support the vital role of volunteers in achieving the organization's purpose and mission.
  • The Board of Directors adopts a statement delcaring the vital role of volunteers in achieving the organization's mission. 
  • The organization's planning process incorporates volunteer involvement.
  • A budget is allocated for volunteer involvement.
  • Adequate space and equipment are alloacted for volunteers to perform their roles.
  • Appropriate insurance is acquired to address volunteer and organizational liability.
  • Volunteer involvement goals are assessed regularly by the board of directors.
  • Volunteer roles are clearly linked to the organization's mission.


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