The Really Big Print
So before you get started with Spots of Time there are just few things we need to check you’re ok with (the serious stuff).
Numbers of Volunteers - Our service is designed to make it easier for you to host volunteers without the need for lots of admin, we don't however guarantee numbers of volunteers you will receive.
Our Fees - If you're signing up as part of the NCS Futures programme or as a care home with My Home Life its completely free.
CRB Checks - We don’t CRB check our volunteers: we’ve checked the law and if placements are one-off or irregular and carried out in a supervised environment, then CRB checks aren’t required – in fact its illegal to require one. But it does mean that we need you to make sure that staff are present when placements are going on. We’ll also monitor volunteers to make sure that if someone becomes regular with you, that we ensure they are CRB checked.
Insurance -We ask that you hold public liability insurance – legally our volunteers are defined as members of the public so will be covered by this. We also hold extra cover just in case.
Data Protection -We will hold the details of all our volunteers on our contact management database – these will remain confidential under the Data Protection Act unless volunteers give permission for them to be shared.
Most important of all - We ask that you take the time to welcome all volunteers, to introduce them to people they’ll be working with and to thank them when they leave. It can be nerve wracking for people to come into a new environment so it makes all the difference to make them feel at home & makes it more likely they’ll come back.
Once we’ve approved your signup you can use the profile page we’ve created for you to encourage people from your community to get involved, you can edit your activities and keep track of who’s volunteering with you. Enjoy!