Who is a volunteer?
Definition of Volunteering
- To be of benefit to the community and the volunteer.
- Of the volunteers own free will and without coercion.
- For no financial payment; and
- In designated volunteer positions only.
Principles of Volunteering
- Volunteering benefits the community and the volunteer.
- Volunteer work is unpaid.
- Volunteering is always a matter of choice.
- Volunteering is not compulsorily undertaken to receive pensions or government allowances.
- Volunteering is a legitimate way in which citizens can participate in the activities of their community.
- Volunteering is a vehicle for individuals or groups to address human, environmental and social needs.
- Volunteering is an activity performed in the not for profit sector only.
- Volunteering is not a substitute for paid work.
- Volunteers do not replace paid workers nor constitute a threat to the job security of paid workers.
- Volunteering respects the rights, dignity and culture of others.
- Volunteering promotes human rights and equality.
To find out more about volunteering and or to get involved in volunteering locally in Kerry contact Linda on 0667117966, email email@example.com or drop into our offices with/without an appointment at 7 Maine Street, Tralee, Co Kerry.