A volunteer agreement is a document issued to a person working as a volunteer with an organization or a company. Since volunteers do not expect for anything in return, it would be appropriate to keep the volunteer agreement casual so as to make the person feel at ease with the company or the organization. There is no set format to a volunteer agreement since companies and organizations are not obliged to issue these agreements for everybody they hire as a volunteer. Volunteer agreements are generally issued to the volunteers whose work duties include some kind of a complex project or to those who plan to work for longer periods of time. Volunteer agreements can also be used as a checklist to let the person working as a volunteer acknowledge his/her work related duties. This agreement can also sometimes be received as an award or the proof for the volunteer work that a person has done as a volunteer.
Volunteer agreements format starts with the name of the organization or the firm generating the agreement for its volunteering workforce. It also incorporates the name of the person volunteering along with the designation of the particular person as the volunteer. This may also include the name of the concerned department who has hired the volunteers. A volunteer agreement template further contains the details for the tasks and the duties that are expected from the person working as the volunteer. Furthermore, this agreement includes the time duration for which the volunteer is expected to work at the firm or the organization the starting date and the end date may also be mentioned on the agreement. In the end the volunteer agreement is signed by the organization or the company head and the date of issuance is also mentioned.