Local residents and communities are consulted about the volunteers involved in the programme

What does this mean?

  • Local residents and community members must receive information about the volunteers participating in the programme prior to them entering the community.
  • Community members also have the right to reject volunteers prior to them entering the programme, if there are valid reasons for their rejection.  The business needs to make it clear to the community how this should be communicated and take appropriate action. 
  • These mechanisms need to be clear in the written agreement as well.