Recruitment and Selection Procedures

Recruitment Procedures for Volunteers

As Carmelites, we acknowledge that it would not be possible to carry out our varied ministries without the generous support of many people. Volunteers assist us greatly by giving freely of their time and skills. It is important, therefore, that we show them due respect and courtesy. At the same time, it is necessary that we have procedures in place which guarantee a safe environment for all.

Therefore, reasonable steps must be taken so that all volunteers who work with and/or come in contact with children are appropriately recruited by the Order to do so. This includes conducting the following procedures for all volunteers:

  • If relevant, Garda Vetting (See Garda Vetting Policy).
  • The volunteer should complete the adult volunteer application form, which includes a declaration stating that there is no reason why he/she would be considered unsuitable to work with children. The volunteer will also be asked to provide two references from people not related to them.

Once appointed the following elements are essential:

  • Ensuring the volunteer is inducted in the Order’s Child Safeguarding Statement and child safeguarding procedures and that they agree to follow these by signing an induction agreement form.
  • Ensuring the volunteer agrees to abide by the Order’s code of behaviour.
  • Ensuring the volunteer agrees to report all safeguarding concerns to the DLP in the Safeguarding Office.

Our website uses cookies to give you the best online experience. Please see our cookies page for further details or agree by clicking the 'Accept all cookies' button. Alternatively, please click the Cookie settings button to adjust which cookies this website stores during your visit.

Cookie settings

Below you can choose which kind of cookies you allow on this website. Click on the "Save cookie settings" button to apply your choice.

FunctionalOur website uses functional cookies. These cookies are necessary to let our website work.

AnalyticalOur website uses analytical cookies to make it possible to analyze our website and optimize for the purpose of a.o. the usability.

Social mediaOur website places social media cookies to show you 3rd party content like YouTube and FaceBook. These cookies may track your personal data.

AdvertisingOur website places advertising cookies to show you 3rd party advertisements based on your interests. These cookies may track your personal data.

OtherOur website places 3rd party cookies from other 3rd party services which aren't Analytical, Social media or Advertising.