Volunteer Policy for Lectio Centre Volunteers Date of Policy April 2018
Purpose and Aims
The Lectio Centre Management Board are committed to involving volunteers and this Policy
has been developed to promote and provide guidance on the appropriate involvement of
volunteers in Lectio Centre activities and services.
The Lectio Centre Management Board greatly appreciates the valuable and purposeful role
The Lectio Centre Management Board aims to ensure that volunteers feel comfortable and
are compatible with , those duties and tasks they have agreed to undertake.
The involvement of Volunteers in the Lectio Centre encourages the participation of the
wider community in the day to day running of the Lectio Centre.
The Lectio Management Board value the diversity of volunteers and the experiences they
bring which will enhance the pastoral outreach of the Lectio Centre.
The Lectio Centre Management Board are responsible for ensuring the aims of the Policy are
The Director is responsible for the recruitment and retention of volunteers.
A volunteer can expect:-
To receive an induction outlining their role.
Supervision and guidance on how their role should be carried out.
Training to help them fulfill their role.
Training in Child Protection and Safeguarding.
Support from Lectio Centre staff.
Choice and flexibility.A volunteer can approach Joan to discuss problems, opt out of,
or change tasks if he / she is unhappy in the voluntary role.
The Lectio Centre Management Team expects:-
Volunteers to do their volunteering reliably and arrive on time.
To contact Joan if unable to attend
To respect confidentiality
Volunteers will be recruited from Lectio Communities and the wider Dominican
Congregation in the same way as volunteers for other Church ministries are
The Director will assess the suitability of the volunteer.
Induction and Training
The volunteers get a named supervisor.
All volunteers get an induction.
The Induction will include:-
Aims of the Lectio Centre
Why volunteers are involved
Tour of the building
Meeting staff and volunteers
Overview of other services
Discuss role description, including training
Health and Safety
First Aid/Accident Book
Importance of confidentiality
Informed of record keeping and data access rights
Any other appropriate policies and their location
Support and supervision
All Volunteers will be supported and supervised by Joan .
Volunteer training will be ongoing and will include regular meetings with the
Director, Chairperson of Lectio Management Board and Joan.
If a Volunteer has any issues or concerns about their role they can discuss it with
their supervisor Joan.
We appreciate that a volunteer’s situation may change or the volunteer may become
dissatisfied with the volunteer role they have agreed to.
If a Volunteer’s concerns are not resolved by discussion with their supervisor they can
discuss their concerns with the Chairperson/Director of the Lectio Centre Management
Termination of the volunteer role
The Lectio Centre Management Board will cease Volunteer roles with immediate effect in
the following circumstances-:
Breach of confidentiality
Review of Policy
Policy to be reviewed every 3 Years