Read some of our policies below

In the interest of transparency, but also to allow groups to access some best practice policy statements, our in-house policies and procedures are displayed below.

Volunteer Policy


South Dublin County Volunteer Centre exists to recruit place and support volunteering in South Dublin County.

We recognise that in order to achieve our goals we need to involve volunteers in our own work too. It is also essential that we present a model of good practice in volunteer management.

We regard volunteers as a valuable resource and encourage them to get involved at all levels of the organisation and within all appropriate activities. We aim to train, support and supervise our volunteers to the best of our abilities, and to act quickly and fairly if difficulties arise.

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Adverse Weather Policy

Policy Statement

Recent years have seen some severe weather conditions, which have adversely affected some of our staff’s ability to get into work by whatever transport route they use. This Policy has therefore been developed to cover those kinds of situations other than the norm, such as heavy snow falls, flooding, or severe weather warnings, etc. and to ensure so far as possible our staff are treated fairly and consistently. 

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Equality and Diversity Policy

Policy Statement:

South Dublin County Volunteer Centre is committed to taking action to promote equality and to value diversity. We will work to address unfair treatment, discrimination and prejudice within the workplace, in our work with volunteers, organisations and in the wider community and voluntary sector. We recognise that every individual has a right to equal recognition and fair and appropriate treatment and opportunities regardless of their: gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religious belief or lack of religious belief, age, disability, race, colour, nationality or ethnic or national origin or membership of the travelling community. In order to achieve our commitment to equality and diversity, we will:

  • Prioritise working with communities and groups whose full participation in society is limited by economic and social disadvantage and/or discrimination.

  • Deliver equality and diversity throughout organisational policies, procedures and practice and develop an ethos which respects and values all people.

  • Challenge discrimination and lack of opportunity and encourage other individuals to do the same

  • Actively promote equality of opportunity.

  • Create a culture that respects and values an individual’s differences and recognises that difference/ diversity is an asset to our organisation.

  • Strive to eliminate all forms of unfair discrimination, bullying, harassment or other oppressive behaviour.

  • Take positive action to provide encouragement and support to individuals and groups whose progress has been limited by stereotyping and cultural expectations.

  • Ensure all employees, volunteers and collaborative partners are aware and encouraged to support the objectives of this policy.

  • Promote good relations amongst people within the organisation and the wider communities within which we work

  • Strive to remove barriers which limit or discourage access to the organisation’s services.

  • Monitor the implementation, set targets for improvement and evaluate the impact of equality and diversity action. 

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