Members and Volunteers
CARE is a voluntary organisation, made up of Members and Volunteers.
Members have voting rights and have a stake in the future of the Charity – they run and direct the organisation. They plan, and organise our programmes and services for delivery with the help of Volunteers. Members are normally recruited from among Volunteers, and take on heavier and leadership responsibilities.
Unlike Members, Volunteers do not have voting rights. Nevertheless, they are an important human resource to our Charity and the people we serve. They may participate either on an on-going or episodic basis. For the moment, Volunteer services are provided mainly by individuals. But help may be mobilised through corporate and institutional project groups, as well as through support provided by other care-giving organisations. Dedicated and experienced Volunteers are invited to become Members.
As our needs increases and our advocacy and outreach programmes grow, we can succeed only to the extent that we effectively and successfully engage Volunteers to join our ranks. We depend on them to bring on board their skills and expertise to serve with love and compassion.
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Who is a Volunteer
A volunteer is one who undertakes regular or episodic assignments on his own accord without receiving payment of any form. Thus, a doctor who offers to be on call duty or a social worker who provides regular befriending or counseling, or someone who can be scheduled for monthly employer or family visits, is considered a volunteer. An accounting technician who regularly does our book-keeping can also be considered a volunteer. The degree of actual involvement or direct contact with the PLWHA may vary from Volunteer to Volunteer.
We classify volunteers who work directly with or come into contact with PLWHAs, separately from those who do not.