Volunteers play an important part in fundraising and supporting charitable giving. This section contains standards on working with
The Charities Act 1992 and Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 give charitable institutions the right to apply for a court order to prevent unauthorised
- any person is using
fundraisingmethods that the charitable institutionobjects to;
charitable institutionbelieves that a person is not a fit and proper person to raise funds on their behalf; or
charitable institutiondoes not want to be associated with a particular promotion.
Some ‘in-aid-of’ volunteers may be
5.1.Standards that apply to all volunteers
You must not make any payments to volunteers, but you can refund their expenses.
5.2. Specific considerations when working with ‘on-behalf-of’ volunteers
Where appropriate, you must check that ‘on-behalf-of’ volunteer
- meet your legal duties on using the Disclosure and Barring Service, Disclosure Scotland or Access NI checks; and
- carry out due diligence to check if each volunteer is a ‘fit and proper person’ to carry out house-to-house collections.
There is no legal definition of ‘fit and proper person’. However, Cabinet Office guidance on national exemption orders for house-to-house collections highlights the need to consider ‘past convictions or current investigations’ concerning the
You must give any training and support that volunteers may need so they can carry out their role in a way that is legal, open, honest and respectful.
5.3.Specific considerations when working with ‘in-aid-of’ volunteers
If you are aware of their activity beforehand, you must tell