To become a volunteer requires serious consideration.
For this reason, we feel it is important that all volunteers are made aware of our policies, procedures and guidelines,
and are asked to sign a volunteer agreement.
There are a number of reasons why people choose to become a volunteer and these include:
- Using talents and experience to help others.
- Learning new skills with training provided.
- Trying something different.
- Being a valued member of a team and making a real difference by helping others.
- Having a sense of personal achievement.
- Having the satisfaction of seeing results.
- Meeting new people, making new and lasting friendships, and sharing experiences with others.
PHDI endeavors to offer all its volunteers a worthwhile volunteering experience and you can expect from us:
- A clear role outline and guidance information.
- Relevant training.
- Advice and support as you need it by means of a supervisor.
- Provision of regular feedback.
In return for providing a worthwhile volunteering experience, PHDI asks you:
- For regular commitment.
- To adhere to all of our policies and procedures.
- For a positive attitude towards our work.
- For the use of your time and skills to the benefit of PHDI.
- To avoid undertaking any actions that could bring PHDI into disrepute.
- To inform us of any changes to your contact details.
PHDI has a number of different roles for which it is seeking volunteers, and each role has a member of staff who acts as the volunteer coordinator for that role.
Our full volunteer charter sets out our code of practice for working with volunteers.
If you need more detailed information about any aspect of your volunteering role or anything contained in this policy, please contact your supervisor.
PHDI receives no government funding and relies solely on public generosity to fulfill our mission an meet our tasks. Volunteers are really vital to the work of our organization.
In line with our mission and values we seek to involve volunteers to:
- Ensure that our services meet the needs of stakeholders.
- Enable adults and children to lead full and active lives.
- Provide new skills and perspectives.
- Increase our contact with the local communities in which we work.