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Does your organization use the services of volunteers? Protect the interests of both parties with this template Volunteer Agreement.
- The volunteer agrees to abide by the organization's policies and follow the directions given by the staff.
- The organization will train the volunteer through an induction program on the organization's role, procedures, policies and training in use of computers and other equipment.
- The volunteer acknowledges that s/he is not entitled to salary, benefits, medical insurance or other employee compensation.
- The organization will reimburse the volunteer for any expenses directly incurred in connection with the performance of his/her duties (transportation, daycare, etc) .
- The document also includes an Indemnification Agreement, by which the volunteer indemnifies the organization against any claims or costs arising out of the volunteer's performance of duties, including claims for personal injury or property loss or damage.
This Volunteer Agreement form is a downloadable MS Word template which can be easily customized to fit your needs.
[NAME OF ORGANIZATION] VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT Date: _____________________________ Name of Volunteer: _____________________________ Address of Volunteer: _____________________________ _____________________________ Phone No(s): _____________________________ RECITALS: A. [Name of Organization] (“Organization”) is a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of __________________, with a business address at __________________________, which was established for the purpose of __________________________. B. Volunteer is willing to donate his/her time, skills and labor for the benefit of the Organization, and the Organization wishes to accept Volunteer’s offer. The parties agree that the following terms shall apply to the volunteer assignment. 1. Position The Organization hereby accepts Volunteer as a _______________________________ [describe volunteer’s role] (the “Position”) and Volunteer hereby agrees to accept such Position. The purpose of the Position is to ______________________________ [describe how the work will benefit the organization]. 2. Commencement; Termination Volunteer’s assignment under this Agreement commences on __________ [insert date] and is expected to continue until __________ [insert date], or such other date as the parties mutually agree. Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time for any reason upon immediate notice, oral or written, to the other party. 3. Scope of Work Volunteer agrees to perform services under the direction and control of the Organization’s Director. Volunteer will perform the following services: -2- 4. Hours of Work Volunteer will perform the services required by the Position during the hours of _____________ [set out the hours and also indicate specific days if appropriate, for instance, if the volunteer will only be working Tuesday and Thursday evenings]. 5. Performance of Duties Volunteer agrees to perform his/her role in the Position to the best of his/her ability, to follow the directions of the Organization’s staff and to abide by its policies and procedures while carrying out the duties of the Position. Volunteer acknowledges receipt of a copy of the Organization’s policies and procedures manual at the time of signing this Agreement. Volunteer understands that time commitments are important in order for the Director to prepare a schedule for all volunteers and staff. Volunteer agrees to meet all time commitments, and to give reasonable notice if s/he is unable to meet a commitment so that the Director can make other arrangements. 6. Training The Organization will provide Volunteer with a thorough induction on the Organization’s work, its staff, procedures, Volunteer’s role within the Organization, equal opportunity policy, and any special training Volunteer will require to meet the responsibilities of the Position, including training on the Organization’s computer systems and other equipment. A representative of the Organization will be available to meet with Volunteer regularly to discuss any questions or problems that Volunteer may encounter. 7. Non-Employee Status Volunteer acknowledges that s/he is not an employee of the Organization and is not entitled to receive salary, benefits or other compensation. Volunteer further acknowledges that s/he does not qualify for workers’ compensation benefits and is expected to carry personal medical insurance to cover any medical expenses incurred while performing his/her duties hereunder. 8. Legal Defense [Delete this paragraph if not applicable to your organization] Pursuant to the terms of the Organization’s policy regarding legal defense and indemnification, Volunteer may be eligible for legal defense and indemnification by the Organization if a person or entity brings a claim against Volunteer b
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