S a f e t o G r o w – Volunteer Agreement

Name of church ……………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Name of worker ……………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Organisation ……………………………………………………………………………………………

 

We welcome you as ……………………………………………………………………………………………

You are joining a team which, together with the whole church, commits itself to the care and nurture of children and young people.

On behalf of the members of this church, we undertake to support you and your work, by prayer, by our interest and by providing resources and training.

The person who will give you primary support is:

 

………………………………………………………………

 

She/he is there to discuss any matters of concern you may have.

The responsibilities of your role are: ……………………………………………………………………………..

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Line management You would be responsible to .………………………………………………………….

 

You would be responsible for ……………………………………….…………………

 

Once a year you will have the opportunity to talk about your work, and, if you wish to continue, we will discuss your development and training as appropriate.

All appointments are made initially for a probationary period of six months after which time the appointment will be confirmed.

Working with children and young people is a responsibility, but it also bring great rewards. We hope you will enjoy your work.

 

Signed …………………………………………………………………… Minister

 

Signed …………………………………………………………………… Church Secretary

 

Date …………………………………………………………………….

 

Declaration (to be completed by the worker)

I understand the nature of the work I am to do.

I have read the church’s guidelines for safeguarding children and young people.* I understand that it is my duty to protect the children and young people with whom I come into contact. I agree to abide by the policies and procedures agreed by the church for the protection of children and young people.

 

Signed ………………………………………………………………………. Date …………………..

 

One copy of this form should be retained by the worker and one by the church. If the person is appointed to a new role, or if the job description changes a new form should be completed.

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* Please note that this document actually runs to some 14 pages in total and it does not seem appropriate to include all of that here. Nevertheless before signing the above document you should have read it all through, so please ask your group’s Leader for a copy of the full document. Copies are kept in the files inthe Vestry at church.

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