Volunteer Agreements

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It is best practice to use a Volunteer Agreement as part of your volunteer management. It is a useful document to have as it is a written record which sets out the expectations, roles and responsibilities on both sides. The agreement is not a contract and is not legally binding and care should be taken not to imply either.

NCVO’s Involving Volunteers provides clear guidance on what to include in a Volunteer Agreement as well as explaining how to avoid creating a contract of employment.

Sample templates

There are many templates available for Volunteer Agreements which you can adapt for your organisation:

Example of a volunteer agreement

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