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Policies: Volunteers

Posted by Stuart Rudkin on 06/12/2016 21:01


The Club will endeavour to –

  • follow the ECB’s guidance on volunteer recruitment, retention and recognition
  • ensure that every volunteer will be asked what they would like to do and how their skills and motivations can be best matched to the Club’s
  • ensure that every volunteer is given the support he or she needs by the Chair and other officers of the Club and is given opportunities to discuss future developments and air any problems
  • recognise each volunteer in a way most appropriate to the volunteer and the development of the Club and volunteering within the Club

If a volunteer will be taking significant responsibilities ie. working with young people, handling cash or representing the Club in public, references will be sought. Volunteers working with young people will be made aware of and receive a copy of “Welfare of Young People in Cricket” policy and the ECB’s guidelines on working with young people. If there is any doubt about the integrity of any volunteer, the matter shall be referred to the Chair of the Club who will discuss further investigation with the Club Welfare Officers.

The Club has the relevant insurance to cover volunteers against liability for injury or damage arising from the Club’s activities if due to negligence of the Club.

Volunteers will be treated fairly regardless of race, colour, age, ethnic or national origins, disability, sex, sexual orientation or marital status.

In the event that a volunteer has a complaint or the Club receives a complaint about a volunteer, the Chair will meet to discuss this with him/her at the earliest possible opportunity. If the complaint relates to young people the matter will be discussed with the Club Welfare Officers.

The Club may offer to reimburse volunteers any reasonable expenses they have incurred in the course of their work for the Club. Where training is essential for volunteers to carry out an agreed role the Club will identify the associated costs and reach a shared understanding with the volunteer as to how these costs will be met.