Becoming a volunteer for an HRRG (NGO) is enticing for many reasons.
It is a way to give back to your community or support a cause you care about. It is also a great way to meet new people, learn new skills or gain experience in a field you might like to work in.
If you are interested in human rights issues, international development or humanitarian aid, becoming a volunteer for HRRG is especially attractive.
Here are some tips for becoming a volunteer for HRRG
TYPES OF VOLUNTEERS
HRRG FundRaiser campaigner is someone who selects a human rights project and carries out activities to raise funds or advocate support for the same. Read about our causes/projects to make a choice in this regard. We can’t wait to have you on board.
Click on join now to start your personal campaign for a project you are passionate about.
We know that by volunteering you are generously donating your time, skills and efforts. But a volunteer environment is still a workplace, and as such, you have certain responsibilities that must be upheld. And of course, you have rights as well!
The following list is the basis of your rights as a volunteer
You have the right:
- To work in a healthy and safe environment (refer to your State’s Work Health and Safety Act[s]);
- To be interviewed and employed in accordance with equal opportunity and anti-discrimination legislation;
- To be adequately covered by insurance;
- To be given accurate and truthful information about the organisation for which you are working;
- To be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses incurred on behalf of the organisation for which you are working;
- To be given a copy of the organisation’s volunteer policy and any other policy that affects your work;
- Not to fill a position previously held by a paid worker;
- Not to do the work of paid staff during industrial disputes;
- To have a job description and agreed working hours;
- To have access to a grievance procedure;
- To be provided with orientation to the organisation;
- To have your confidential and personal information dealt with in accordance with the principles of the Privacy Act 1988; and
- To be provided with sufficient training to do your job.
Before you start, you should check that:
- The purpose of the organisation matches your own values and beliefs
- Your role is clear and specific
- Find out about our Mission, Values ETC on our site and others
So now that we have covered your rights, here are your responsibilities
All volunteers are expected to:
- Respect confidentiality and privacy
- Be punctual and reliable
- Carry out the duties listed in your volunteer position description
- Be accountable
- Give notice if your availability changes or you are leaving the organisation
- Report any injuries or hazards that you notice in the workplace
- Adhere to the organisation’s policies and procedures
- Deal with complaints in the appropriate manner
- Undertake training as requested
- Ask for support when needed
- Support other team members
Join our dedicated team of volunteers across Ghana in diverse fields with a big heart to serve humanity and help build a society without discrimination in Ghana. Welcome, Akwaaba, Woezor