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Sunderland, UK,
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SNYP was started by local people for local people. The project recognises that volunteers can offer valuable contributions to the work we do, and we continue to encourage and promote the involvement of all volunteers.

Volunteers may be described as individuals who put their experience, knowledge and skills at the disposal of the project, free of charge. the volunteers primary aim is helping SNYP to achieve it's service objectives and or bringing some benefit to the local community.

Volunteers help maintain the continuation of the project and are at the heart of SNYP philosophy to enable all young people to achieve their full potential.

Appointment of volunteers.

In the appointment of volunteers, SNYP will adhere to the following principles:

  • Volunteers will not be engaged in work which facilitates the loss of an existing employee's post.
  • Before we accept volunteers, a written reference should be obtained, preferably from someone with first hand experience of the applicant's work or voluntary contract with children and young people.
  • All volunteers will have to be police checked and have an enhanced disclosure through the Criminal Records Bureau.
  • Any cause for concern arising from a reference or enhanced disclosure will be followed up before any work is allocated to the volunteer.

Volunteer's areas of involvement.

  • Volunteers will be offered work that they will find interesting and rewarding. They should be able to develop their skills and confidence through their involvement with the project and the work they do.
  • Volunteers will be given relevant training, supervision and support to enhance their skills and development.
  • Volunteers must be prepared to participate in training opportunities provided by the project.
  • Volunteers are able to attend management committee meetings in order to make their views known.

Equal Opportunities.

SNYP recognises that volunteering can provide the volunteer with experiences and opportunities for self and career development. In accordance with SNYP's equal opportunities policy, the places for volunteers will be open to individuals irrespective of race, gender, disability, sexuality, age or marital status.

  • A volunteer will be treated as any other worker. this will include the disciplinary, grievance and harassment procedures. Volunteers will be given a copy of SNYP's policies prior to their involvement with the project and it will be assumed that those policies have been read and understood before starting any allocated work.
  • Volunteers should be committed to the ethos of SNYP and their equal opportunity policy.
  • SNYP encourages and welcomes all young people to the project.


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