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A Volunteer Charter - The 10 Principles

Principles for Assuring Legitimacy and Preventing Exploitation of Workers and Volunteers

1. Introduction

Volunteer Scotland heart on pale blue background

Figure 1 Volunteer Scotland (All Rights Reserved)

Why do we need this Charter? 

This Charter updates the existing joint STUC Volunteer Scotland Charter to take account of a new context and the expressed need and demand for clear and unambiguous principles for assuring volunteer legitimacy and preventing exploitation. The key goal is to ensure good relations between workers and volunteers, and to ensure that other stakeholders achieve consensus on the validity of volunteer roles.