Volunteer agreement

When joining as a Share Bristol volunteer, you sign up to our volunteer partnership agreement. This outlines what you can expect from us and what we expect from you.


Last updated: March 2024

  • A clear induction to Share Bristol and your volunteer role
  • Appropriate guidance, training and resources to carry out your activities effectively and to keep yourself and others safe
  • The opportunity to connect with other local volunteers
  • Regular communication to keep you informed
  • To be reimbursed for agreed expenses
  • Public liability insurance to cover your Share Bristol volunteer activities
  • To be treated fairly and with respect
  • Confidentiality of volunteer records, as agreed on application
  • To follow our problem solving procedure appropriately, should any problems arise
  • Support and promote Share Bristol’s aims and values appropriately
  • Reliably, responsibly and safely carry out your agreed volunteer role
  • Read and follow Share Bristol’s guidance, policies and procedures
  • Attend relevant training and meetings
  • Reply to communications from Share Bristol when required
  • Volunteer as part of a team, with other Share Bristol volunteers, Trustees, staff members and partners
  • Have a friendly, flexible and supportive attitude
  • If you are volunteering in your own time, keep a record of how many hours you volunteer for each month and let a Library Manager know
  • Treat anyone you encounter when volunteering with fairness and respect
  • Ensure all personal information and contact details remain confidential, and are only shared externally with prior agreement

There may be a time when you wish to end your volunteer role, for example if you have a change in personal circumstances. If this is the case, please let a Library Manager or Trustee know as soon as possible.

Share Bristol may end your volunteer role if you do not adhere to the volunteer partnership agreement.

If you have any questions about the volunteer partnership agreement please speak to a Library Manager or Trustee.