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Volunteer information – the small print


Volunteer Policy

Volunteering is important to Birmingham Conservation Trust’s work.  This statement is designed to demonstrate our commitment to volunteering and individual volunteers, ensuring all volunteers are treated consistently, equally and fairly.  We believe we can achieve more with volunteers. We value and appreciate the full worth of all volunteers.

You are whoever you are – Birmingham Conservation Trust is committed to equal opportunities.

As a volunteer you can expect that…

Birmingham Conservation Trust expects volunteers to:


Birmingham Conservation Trust reserves the right to withdraw an offer of volunteering if the above criteria are not fulfilled or if the conduct of a volunteer negatively affects other volunteers or staff.

 For the avoidance of doubt volunteers are not employees or members of staff and it is not intended that they should be.

Recording your volunteer hours

It is really important that you record the hours you spend helping Newman Brothers at The Coffin Works for a couple of reasons:

You will be contacted each month to ask how many hours volunteering you have done in the previous month. You can use the form below to keep a record of your hours if you like!

BCT Volunteer Timesheet


Claiming back your ‘out of pocket’ expenses 

You will be entitled to claim back travel expenses to and from the place of volunteering. This includes mileage. The maximum rate per day is £4 (for a 4 hour shift) and £6 for a 5+ hour shift), including parking (please submit receipts or tickets).

Claiming other ‘out of pocket’ expenses need to be agreed in advance with Newman Brothers’ staff and you will need to keep a receipt for your claim.

Please use this form to claim back your ‘out of pocket’ expenses:

BCT Volunteer Expenses Form