Name of regulation: Volunteers Policy
Purpose of regulation: To inform Fixation Academy of Performing Arts (FPA) staff of their responsibilities when recruiting and working with Volunteers.
Approval for this regulation given by: Directors
Responsibility for its update: Directors
Regulation applies to: FPA staff and volunteers who work with children and vulnerable adults.
Volunteers provide valuable time and skills within classes and additional support to various projects within Fixation Academy of Performing Arts (FPA). Volunteers function under the direction of selected staff members. FPA as an organisation recognises that volunteering allows people from the community at large to participate in the life of that community by giving their time.
Volunteers are to complete a Volunteer’s Application Form. If successful, an informal interview will take place. All volunteers must have an enhanced DBS check to work with the children and vulnerable adults at FPA Theatre. All references must be followed up.
We aim to recruit volunteers with skills that enable a wide balanced range of activities and support our mission statement. Equal Opportunities is the basis for all contact and work with volunteers and anyone in our community has the right to offer their services.
It is important that clear tasks and guidelines are set for each volunteer at the start of each project. These guidelines will be defined by an artistic staff member.
Volunteers that are working with FPA are there to help support and engage participants. At no time must volunteers be;
- Left unaccompanied with children or vulnerable adults (students / members).
- Solely lead workshops without prior discussion with director.
- Take any child/ren / vulnerable adults (Students/Members) to the toilet.
If a volunteer has any concerns or is showing signs of difficulty supporting members of FPA, they must be raised with the Director to support the volunteer where needed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Signed: L. Davitt
Date: 6th September 2021
Date to be reviewed: September 2022