The business has developed clear guidelines in writing for the selection of volunteers

What does this mean?

  • Besides the application form, the business also needs to have a set of guidelines for volunteers.  This should include things like what they will be expected to do, skills requirement to perform tasks, minimum age etc.  The application form needs to be developed in line with these guidelines to ensure that the correct information is captured during the application stage.
  • What is important is that the guidelines also include circumstances for non-acceptance into the programme, such as a criminal record.
  • These guidelines should be clearly communicated to all applicants and it is advised to make them available on your website.
  • Most importantly there can be nothing in the guidelines that could be seen as discrimination against possible applicants.

What do I do?

Take a look at some of the following websites for guidelines and suggestions around responsible voluntourism: