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Our Volunteering Policy

The Rural Development Trust’s responsibilities:

  • To offer equal opportunities to everyone who wants to volunteer
  • To match your skills and experiences with the right role for you wherever possible, listening to your motivations and aspirations
  • To offer appropriate training and support for your role
  • To celebrate success and recognise loyalty and dedication
  • To respect all our volunteers and listen to what you have to say, consistently encouraging two-way communication
  • To provide information about the RDT’s work, policies and procedures
  • To reimburse agreed out-of-pocket expenses
  • To make necessary arrangements to ensure your health, safety and welfare as a volunteer
  • To encourage a positive and friendly atmosphere
  • To provide access to trained members of staff, to support, guide and advise you

Our expectations of you as a volunteer:

  • To aim for high standards of efficiency, reliability and quality in your volunteering
  • To work in partnership with other volunteers, staff and the general public
  • To support, respect and adhere to our organisational policies, guidelines and management decisions – including all aspects of equal opportunities, health and safety, data protection and use of our brand
  • To always consider and protect RDT’s good reputation in your actions and conduct
  • To act responsibly and within the law
  • To let your staff contact know first if you have any problems so that we can find a solution together
  • To let your staff contact know if there are changes in your personal circumstances that may affect your volunteering
  • To have the best possible experience by getting involved and enjoying your volunteering.

Access our full Volunteering Policy – RDT Volunteering Policy