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Learning Bite - A Volunteer Charter

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Learning Bite - A Volunteer Charter

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  • 1 hour study
  • Level 0: Beginner
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    • Volunteer Scotland - Learning Bites

      These Learning Bites have been created for you to think about the important things which need to be considered to ensure a positive experience for all individuals engaging in volunteering.

      Learning Bite - A Volunteer Charter

      The Volunteer Charter sets out 10 principles which provide the foundations for a good volunteer experience. It also clarifies appropriate volunteer engagement, preventing the exploitation of workers and volunteers. Why not submit your pledge to the Volunteer CharterThe pledge provides a useful steppingstone into the Volunteering Quality Pipeline.


      This Learning Bite has been developed by Volunteer Scotland and the STUC and will introduce the key questions that should be reflected on as you think about whether or not you are applying the principles of the Volunteer Charter within your group or organisation. This short learning bite will help you interpret the ten principles of the volunteer charter to your own situation.

      For more information about Volunteer Scotland's suite of free online training resource hosted on the Open University's OpenLearn Create platform visit our website.



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  • Course learning outcomes

    By the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Be clear about how the volunteer charter fits into your context 
    • Use the charter as an agenda for negotiations about legitimacy, motivations, and non-discrimination 
    • Demonstrate your understanding of the charter by taking part and achieving a pass mark in the volunteer charter quiz  

  • Course dates:

    First Published 11/11/2020.

    Updated 02/03/2022

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    • A Volunteer Charter - The 10 Principles

      Principles for Assuring Legitimacy and Preventing Exploitation of Workers and Volunteers

    • The Volunteer Charter sets out key principles which help to underpin good relations in a volunteering environment. This quiz will check your learning after reading the charter

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    • John O'Toole

      John O'Toole11 August 2023 1:59

      This is an excellent course. I am glad to have learned what I have learned about the process of being a volunteer in Scotland. It is meaningful to me as these skills are relevant to volunteering more generally and understanding other systems.

    • James Duncan Borland

      Learning Byte - A Volunteer Charter

      James Duncan Borland8 May 2023 6:00

      Extremely helpful

    • Heather Smith

      Heather Smith13 June 2022 12:41

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    About this course

    • 1 hour study
    • Level 0: Beginner
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    3.9 out of 5 stars

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