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Elements of the Code


Organizational Standards For Volunteer Involvement



Volunteer Roles


Roles should be developed to address the needs of the organization and the volunteer. Volunteer roles should be linked to the organization's mission. Individual needs vary considerably; therefore, successsful volunteer engagement adapts volunteer roles to fit these motivating factors when possible. It is necessary to periodically review volunteer roles to ensure their relevance and value to the organization's mission and to the volunteer's needs and motivations. 

  • Volunteer roles contribute to the mission or purpose of the organization and involve volunteers in meaningful ways that reflect the skills, interests, needs and background of the individual.
  • Volunteers and staff (including bargaining units of unions, where applicable) are consulted when developing new roles.
  • Volunteer roles have written descriptions that include duties, responsibilities, skills needed, time required, and benefits to the volunteer, the organization, and the community.
  • Volunteer roles are developed to reflect the needs of the organization and the needs of volunteers, incorporating a range of approaches and reflecting current trends. Volunteer roles may be developed by the organization or the volunteer.
  • Volunteer roles are reviewed periodically with staff, volunteers (including bargaining units of unions, where applicable) to ensure relevance and value.
  • The level of risk is assessed and minimized for all volunteer roles. 


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