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Guiding Principles and Values

VolunteeringOur understanding of volunteering is that: 

  • Volunteering is always a matter of choice and is done of the volunteers\' own free will and without coercion. 
  • Volunteering is a legitimate way in which citizens can participate in the activities of their community. 
  • Volunteering benefits both the community and the volunteer and gives people a sense of ownership of their local community. 
  • Voluntary work is unpaid. 
  • Volunteering is a vehicle for individuals or groups to address human, environmental and social needs. 

We believe that:

  • Volunteers should be treated with respect and dignity. 
  • Everyone should have an equal opportunity to volunteer. 
  • Volunteering should respect the rights, dignity and culture of others. 
  • Everyone should have a positive experience of volunteering. 
  • Volunteering should be a "win - win" situation for both the volunteer and the organisation. 

Therefore, we are committed to:

  • Promoting the value of volunteering to all sectors of the local community. 
  • Offering a service that will be inclusive, accessible and high quality. 
  • Serving as best we can every volunteer who accesses our service and ensuring that volunteers are the focus of our work. 
  • Resourcing and supporting volunteers to make informed choices about volunteering, maintaining relevant, up-to-date information on volunteering opportunities. 
  • Developing new opportunities and projects involving volunteers in their local community 
  • Referring volunteers to a wide range of community and voluntary projects across all sectors of the community. 
  • Working with organisations so that they can achieve best practice principles in volunteer management. 
  • Ensuring that volunteers do not replace paid workers nor constitute a threat to the job security of paid workers. 
  • Promoting the principles of equity and participation within the volunteer sector.
  • Raising the profile of volunteering in organisations, government and the community in general.

See also the Universal Declaration on Volunteering

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Fingal Volunteer Centre
Unit 8, Birch House, Rosemount Business Park, Dublin 11, D11 A9FP, Ireland
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