Volunteer Terms and Conditions of Involvement: Volunteer Platform

Media Trust’s Volunteer Platform pairs hundreds of communications professionals with charities and community organisations each year. These terms and conditions are designed to make the process as smooth as possible and to ensure that there are clear expectations on all sides.

In registering as a Volunteer on the Volunteer Platform you agree to abide by the following terms and conditions:

  1. Media Trust acts as a link (introduction) between charities and community organisations in need of communications support and professionals from in and around the communications industry (volunteers) who wish to volunteer their time and expertise to help.
  2. Volunteers must have a minimum of two years’ experience working within the media and creative industry and be based in the UK to fit within the eligibility criteria.
  3. Whilst we take care to ensure that charities and organisations request legitimate volunteer support, volunteers should also consider the appropriateness of the opportunity, and carry out your own research into the organisation to make sure you are happy to volunteer with them.
  4. After being matched with a charity, the volunteer agrees to:
    • Arrange a call with the charity within 5-10 working days of being introduced via email.
    • Complete the Feedback Form on completion of the volunteer engagement so that Media Trust can report on success of the match.
  1. Volunteers provide pro bono support. There is no obligation on the charity to pay for services received from volunteers or to give them an opportunity to pitch for paid work.
  2. Copyright and IP of any work undertaken for a charity by a volunteer will belong to the charity to use as they wish unless specifically agreed otherwise between the charity and media volunteer before the work is undertaken.
  3. Some charities wish to pay reasonable out of pocket expenses to volunteers. This is entirely the charities decision and is agreed directly with individual volunteers.
  4. The nature of the Volunteer Platform is that long-term relationships between charities and volunteers often arise. In some cases, the charity may wish to engage the volunteer on a paid basis. Such arrangements are entirely at the mutual discretion of the individual charity and volunteer and there is no obligation on either side to offer or accept a commercial arrangement.
  5. Media Trust accepts no liability for the quality or accuracy of the advice given to charities by volunteers or for loss or damage incurred as a result of an introduction.
  6. Media Trust reserves the right to refuse to engage with charities or volunteers where we feel that such engagement may be perceived to harm the brand and public image of Media Trust; compromise other current and potential Media Trust funding, work-streams or stakeholders; not be in line with Media Trust’s Community Agreement, or not be in line with the objectives of Media Trust.

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