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Volunteering Policy

Meeting: 24/02/2022 - Executive Cabinet (Item 90)

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To receive and consider the report of the Director of Communities.

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.    To agree to the implementation of the Volunteering Policy (2021), with any suggested amendments signed off by the Executive Member.

2.    To agree to fund the requirements of the volunteering programme as defined by the policy.

Minutes:

Councillor Bev Murray, Executive Member (Early Intervention) presented the report of the Director of Communities which considers the revised Volunteering Policy for implementation across Chorley Council and presents the funding requirements of the volunteering programme.

 

The Volunteering Policy was last updated in 2015, since which time volunteering has formed a recurring key measure of success within the Corporate Strategy. A review of the 2015 Volunteering Policy found opportunities to outline a more ambitious approach to internal volunteering at Chorley Council, to bring it more in line with Chorley Council’s consistent commitment to supporting individuals into a wide variety of valuable volunteering experiences that help to achieve our key aims outlined in the Corporate Strategy.

 

Members noted that volunteers will complement and supplement the work of paid staff and will not be used to displace paid staff or undercut their pay and conditions of service.

 

Decision:

1.    To agree to the implementation of the Volunteering Policy (2021), with any suggested amendments signed off by the Executive Member.

2.    To agree to fund the requirements of the volunteering programme as defined by the policy.

 

Reasons for recommendations:

To bring the Volunteering Policy in line with Chorley Council’s consistent commitment to supporting individuals into a wide variety of valuable volunteering experiences that help to achieve our key aim around developing clean, safe and healthy communities as outlined in the Corporate Strategy.

 

Other options considered and rejected:

Not updating the Volunteering Policy was an option that was rejected as the current policy is not fit for purpose.