Before proceeding to register your organisation and or vacancy, please read the article below outlining Clare Volunteer Centre’s Service Commitment to and expectations of your organisation. There are two steps to registering a new vacancy with Clare Volunteer Centre:
- Register your organisation: This is a one time registration process. On approval you will receive an ‘Organisation Key’ which you will need to register your volunteer opportunities. Please feel free to contact the Clare Volunteer Centre team, if you have any questions on the supports and services we offer for community & voluntary organisations.
- Register your Vacancy: If you have registered your organisation and have your ‘Organisation Key’ you can register a volunteer role here When we receive your volunteer role we will assess it and where necessary call you to clarify specific details. Only approved and well defined opportunities are advertised and recruited for.
Clare Volunteer Centre’s Service commitment to and expectation of Voluntary Organisations
Organisations registered with the Clare Volunteer Centre can expect to:
- Access services in person, over the phone or virtually to enable, promote and support volunteering.
- Meet with a member of staff to get information and advice on any aspect of volunteering.
- Attend volunteer management training on an annual basis.
- Advertise activities on the Clare Volunteer Centre website, where appropriate.
- Avail of a Garda Vetting service to vet volunteers, where access to vetting isn’t already available.
- Have queries dealt with in a timely and professional manner.
- Register their approved volunteer vacancies.
- Submit policy documents for review, comment and suggested changes.
- Input into the development and evaluation of services.
- Confidentiality and dependability.
- Access a complaints mechanism by which to lodge complaints.
Clare Volunteer Centre expects Organisations to:
- Recognise that volunteers make a unique contribution and are a valuable resource that deserve to be respected, appreciated and managed properly.
- Are committed to recruiting and involving volunteers based on their suitability and not their gender, family status, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, race or membership of the traveller community.
- Develop volunteer roles that enable the volunteer to have a supported, positive and meaningful experience.
- Advise the Clare Volunteer Centre of their volunteer vacancies and support needs as soon as they arise.
- Define their volunteer vacancies clearly, listing the tasks to be completed and the skills, people qualities and qualifications necessary to fulfill the vacancy.
- Have a member(s) of the organisation assigned to each vacancy to meet, advise, screen, select, manage, support and supervise volunteers.
- Respond to volunteer referrals within a 3 day timeframe.
- Advise Clare Volunteer Centre when and if they have problems contacting volunteers.
- Provide adequate insurance cover and a safe and healthy environment for volunteers to volunteer in.
- Communicate clearly to volunteers their expectations of them.
- Enquire as to the volunteer’s needs and expectations of the organisation.
- Abide by all their legislative requirements, such as the keeping of volunteers personal data in line with Data Protection legislation.
- Attend volunteer management training