Volunteers in Social Care (Jul 2008; checked and revised June 09)
It is recognised that volunteers can provide a flexible resource for the Directorate, but should not be regarded as a replacement for paid staff. It is also acknowledged that volunteers should benefit from their involvement, gaining a sense of achievement and worth as a result of their contribution to the organisation.
The Volunteers Policy set's out the procedures that should be followed by Directorate staff when recruiting and working with volunteers. Whilst including those procedures that should be followed when volunteers are driving County Council owned vehicles, it does not cover those people wishing to act as volunteer drivers, using their own vehicles, who instead should be referred to the Integrated Transport Unit contactable on 01452 426410.