Becoming a volunteer holds certain responsibilities and expectations, to protect you, our staff and service users.  Below is a list of our expectations:-

  • Give a minimum of 1 year commitment to volunteering
  • fulfil the duties and responsibilities set out in the volunteer task specification/risk assessment, as agreed with the voluntary services manager
  • positively represent Medway Community Healthcare
  • comply with all policies and procedures
  • wear a visible identity badge at all times
  • participate in identified training, taking responsibility for ensuring their statutory and mandatory training is up to date
  • raise any issues of concern relating to voluntary work with the voluntary services manager
  • undertake voluntary work without using it to generate business
  • inform voluntary services manager if you are charged with or convicted of any offence subsequently upon applying to volunteer
  • inform voluntary services manager or relevant member of staff if you are unable to attend, if possible, in advance
  • give reasonable notice if unable to continue volunteering, returning identify badges and any other organisation property

To become a volunteer you will be required to:-

  • attend an interview
  • complete a volunteer application form
  • complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check
  • provide two referees details
  • sign and agree to a confidentiality agreement, task specification and to complete all identified training that is provided.

Role of the voluntary services manager

The voluntary services manager recruits volunteers; organising your activities and matching your skills, particular interests and time availability to services. They support and develop your role as a volunteer and promote good working relationships with staff and other volunteers.