April is National Volunteer Month, a month that recognizes the importance of volunteers and the valuable work they do in communities throughout the year. Since many public agencies use volunteers for recreation programs and beneficial community service projects, the Authority offers numerous resources to assist agencies with the use of volunteers.
A Volunteer Manual provides guidelines for agencies and includes a letter to prospective volunteers, a volunteer bill of rights, workers’ compensation information, and more. For agencies using volunteers who are minors, a background Parental Consent Release form is available. Authority members are encouraged to browse through the Resources and Documents library on cjpia.org to find other useful documents and forms. Archived newsletter articles are another source of information, including articles on managing volunteer risks, minor volunteers and interns, and effective screening procedures.
For questions about using volunteers, contact your regional Risk Manager.