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A Volunteer Charter - The 10 Principles

Principles for Assuring Legitimacy and Preventing Exploitation of Workers and Volunteers

2. Where will the Charter be applied?

An image of the from page of the Volunteer Charter document informing of the 10 principle to be covered in this course

Figure 2 Volunteer Scotland (All Rights Reserved)

We envisage that this Charter will be most relevant in formal service volunteering contexts which have parallels to employment such as recruitment, management, induction, written obligations and agreed responsibilities. This is where there has been legal challenges and conflict. It’s important to state that the most common volunteer experience is not in a formal role, and is centred in associational life. Volunteering is about building friendly relations, looking out for each other and coming together to do things with shared goals