SAT-7 Trust: Our Volunteer Policy
The function of SAT-7 Trust is to raise prayer and financial support in the UK and Ireland for the ministry of SAT-7 in the Middle East and North Africa.
SAT-7 Trust’s awareness and fund raising work in the UK is a partnership between volunteers and staff. As a volunteer, your gift of time, skills and experience will extend SAT-7 Trust’s capacity to use media to make God’s love visible across the Middle East and North Africa. By doing so it is SAT-7 Trust’s aim that volunteers gain satisfaction from this partnership and that the relationship is one of mutual benefit.
Typical roles include:
- Ambassadors –SAT-7 Trust has a national network of ambassadors who represent SAT-7 in ways pertinent to their skills, experience and networks. Ambassador may speak on behalf of SAT-7 at churches, youth groups, and other awareness raising events; organise and run fundraising events; attend Christian conferences to raise awareness of SAT-7 and undertake other activities as appropriate
- Church representatives – Our church representatives promote the work of SAT-7 Trust and ambassadors within their church and local communities including the circulating of SAT-7 prayer letters.
- College representatives – representing SAT-7 Trust within their college communities.
- Office volunteers –helping out at our offices in Chippenham, Wiltshire. Typical jobs include helping to send out our mailings or lending a hand with the day-to-day running of our busy office.
How to become a Volunteer
Volunteers are either recruited directly by SAT-7 Trust or applications can be made to SAT-7 Trust. When SAT-7 Trust receives an unsolicited application to be a volunteer then SAT-7 Trust may take up references and may call the volunteer for an interview. Applications can be made to the SAT-7 Trust Office or via the SAT-7 Trust website.
The SAT-7 Trust Head of Operations has overall responsibility for Volunteers of SAT-7 Trust and will handle any overall issues or grievances. Matters relating to the recruitment, development and support of Ambassadors, church representatives and college representatives are dealt with by SAT-7 Trust’s Development Officer. Office volunteers are organised through the Office Administrator.
When you volunteer with SAT-7 Trust you can expect:
- Your gift of time, skills and experience will be used well.
- Your volunteering will be appreciated and recognised.
- You will be provided with all the information and guidance required for you to carry out your volunteering. You will be encouraged to develop in your volunteering role.
- You will be given opportunities to keep up to date with SAT-7’s work.
- You can expect SAT-7 Trust to seek your views on its work and on your volunteering.
You volunteer in an organisation that is striving to be non-discriminatory and diverse.
- You volunteer in an environment that is safe.
- You will be covered by SAT-7 Trust insurance policies
- You will be reimbursed all reasonable expenses
- You can expect SAT-7 Trust to use its best endeavors to resolve any difficulties you may have with SAT-7 Trust or your volunteering.
- You are free to stop volunteering at any time.
To meet these commitments, SAT-7 Trust:
- Will ensure that managers are trained in and practice good people management.
Expects everyone to carry out their volunteering within the Law and within the organisation's Policies and Procedures.
- May request that an individual stops volunteering if circumstances indicate that this is in the best interests of one or both parties.
- May take up references for all volunteers, as part of the selection process, as outlined in the Recruitment policy above.
- Will maintain a Database of volunteers' details.
- Expects all volunteers to act within SAT-7’s ethos.
- Is firmly committed to diversity in all areas of its work. We are committed to developing and maintaining an organisation in which differing ideas, abilities, backgrounds and needs are fostered and valued, and where those with diverse backgrounds and experiences are able to participate and contribute.