This policy is divided into the following sections:
The function of North Yorkshire County Record Office is the acquisition, preservation and provision of public access to archive material for the whole of the county of North Yorkshire. We care for millions of documents of all shapes, sizes and ages which are housed in one purpose-adapted repository in Northallerton.
North Yorkshire County Record Office is committed to encouraging and developing volunteer involvement in its work where appropriate. It recognises that volunteers can make an important contribution to achieving its aims and objectives, complementing the work of paid members of staff. Volunteering has also been shown to benefit the volunteers themselves by developing skills and confidence.
For the purposes of this policy, a volunteer is defined as an individual who provides a service of their own free will, under the supervision of paid staff and without monetary remuneration, in order to assist in the achievement of the County Record Office organisational objectives.
This policy should be read in conjunction with the North Yorkshire County Council equal opportunities policy. This can be found on the Equality and diversity page.
The aims of this volunteer policy are:
Our principles of good practice are:
Our policy on volunteer recruitment is that:
Our policy on supporting volunteers is that:
North Yorkshire County Record Office recognises the rights of volunteers to:
North Yorkshire County Record Office expects that volunteers will:
Our policy on the relationship between paid staff and volunteers is that:
This policy document was issued in June 2007. It will be reviewed and updated as necessary and at least every five years.
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