Safe Volunteering Environment

This page outlines best practice for creating a safe volunteering environment. 

Before recruiting volunteers, make sure your organisation is volunteer-ready by completing the Volunteer Management Health Check.

Best practice, as outlined in the GLV's London Volunteer Management Charter, is:

Basic Practice
Good Practice
Best Practice
Insurance cover
Health and safety policy
Risk assessments


You can download handy templates and forms below.Our guidance document gives tips on how to ensure your volunteers are in a safe environment. Download it here: Safe Volunteering Environment Guidance (PDF).



Example Risk Assessment Form, Volunteering England (MS Word)
Template Healthy Volunteering Plan, Volunteering Barnet (MS Word)
Volunteering Risk Assessment Form, WVSDA (MS Word)


Other Guidance

Health and Safety Guidelines
Mencap (PDF)


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