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Our Volunteer Commitment

We have adopted a volunteer charter as a declaration to our commitment to encourage best practice in volunteer management, seeking always to develop the quality of volunteering opportunities.

The charter seeks to provide overall guidance and direction to employees and volunteers, and to demonstrate that The Nishkam Centre recognises its obligations to its volunteers.

The Nishkam Centre volunteer commitment:

  • To recognise our volunteers as a key group of individuals within the organisation who are represented at all levels of decision making.
  • To ensure that all volunteers are properly integrated into the organizational structure and that staff at all levels work with volunteers and involve them in the work of the organisation.
  • To consult with volunteers about their tasks, keep them informed of changes, make clear what is expected and to provide them with regular feedback.
  • To assist volunteers in doing their work effectively by providing induction, training, information, supervision and support appropriate to the tasks, via regular mentor meetings.
  • To respect volunteer skills, dignity, individual wishes and recognize volunteer contributions.
  • To provide adequate insurance cover for volunteers whilst undertaking duties approved and authorised by The Nishkam Management Team, and to give the same protection under health and safety regulations and public liability as paid employees.
  • To implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with equal opportunities, health and safety and to support best practice in doing sewa.
  • To endeavor to resolve any problems, grievances and difficulties which may be encountered and provide an opportunity to discuss the issues in an appropriate manner.
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