Volunteering Policy

BAPN’s Volunteer Policy (VP) is a framework for our volunteer programme. It helps us define the role of volunteers within the association. Our VP demonstrates our association's commitment to our individual volunteers. Our Policy sets out to ensure consistency and that all volunteers are treated equally and fairly. Being able to refer to a written policy ensures that decisions do not have to be made on an ad hoc basis. It allows volunteers to know where they stand; it offers some security, in that they know how they can expect to be treated, and where they can turn to if they feel that things are going wrong. Our VP enables us to focus on what volunteer roles we have within the association, exactly how we will involve volunteers in our work, as it encompasses everything from recruitment to supervision and dealing with any problems that may arise.

Purpose of our Volunteer Policy

BAPN’s VP has been created to show our volunteers and potential volunteers that we have spent time and care in planning how volunteers will be welcomed at BAPN. It also outlines that all volunteers will be treated in a fair and consistent way. It should also help our volunteers understand what support is available to them and what they can expect from us.

Our vision and mission for volunteering

Volunteers collaborate with us in every area of our work.

Volunteers give their time, their passion and their energy to achieve change. Every day, the enormous range of skills, experience and expertise they bring makes us stronger as an organisation, enabling us to reach more nannies, establish wider networks and “spread the word”.

We encourage the enthusiasm and ambition of our volunteers so that together, we can create something truly exceptional. 

Our principles

Recognition: We respect and admire the vital contribution volunteers make in every area of our work. We could not accomplish what we do without them.

Trust: We trust volunteers to use their skills, experience and expertise to their full potential, to inform and develop what we do and to organise and deliver activities that further our aims.

Transparency: We champion transparency, honesty and good communication in everything we do, ensuring volunteers see the difference we make together.

Why we need volunteers

BAPN is an ambitions organisation representing the interests of its nanny members. Our volunteers all play a massive and vital part of BAPN, keeping us up to date on developments in their area and by helping us recruit members. The more members we recruit, the greater influence we have as an association. 

Volunteers can help BAPN grow by reaching out to and recruiting their nanny friends.

There’s a variety of roles within BAPN that volunteers can undertake, depending on their interests and availability. If you'd like to learn more or to view our VP in its entirety, please get in touch tricia@bapn.org.uk