Volunteers

This page is for BMC Volunteers to find information to support them in their role.

The aim of this page is to provide a go-to page for volunteers when they are looking for general information to help them in their role.  If the information isn't here let us know and we'll do something about it!

 

Volunteer Responsibilities

Following the adoption of a new constitution at the 2018 AGM, the BMC has updated its guidance on responsibilities delegated to volunteers and the circumstances under which matters should be referred to the Board of Directors for consideration or approval.

Volunteers are highly valued within the BMC, and the importance of improving support for the BMC’s volunteer network is readily acknowledged and forms part of the work of the Organisational Development Group, with the BMC President playing a key role in this aspect of work

Download guidance on volunteer responsibilities

 

Volunteer led Events

All of the BMC area festivals, youth meets and GB Climbing Team events are organised by BMC volunteers. Volunteers also organise events such as crag clean ups and walks. If you are planning or interested in planning a BMC event you should read the guidance on the website and submit an Event Approval form and Risk Assessment where appropriate.

Read guidance on organising a BMC event

Download guidance for the organisers of BMC area festivals

 

Volunteers and GDPR

All volunteers supporting the BMC at BMC events or who sit on BMC committees need to ensure that any personal data that they have access to is dealt with according to GDPR (General Data Protection Act) rules.  

Read guidance on what volunteers should do with personal data

 

Volunteer Recognition Awards

There are several Recognition Awards that the BMC presents to volunteers each year.  Recipients must be nominated by BMC members, the nominations are considered by a panel, and the awards announced at a special dinner over the weekend of the BMC AGM. 

Find out more about BMC Volunteer Awards

Nominate a volunteer for an award

 

Volunteer Expenses

For those volunteers attending certain BMC activities, such as specialist committee meetings or when invited to specific events, then expenses can be paid. Claims should be submitted promptly and be supported by relevant receipts.

Download a BMC Volunteer expense claim form

 

Useful links

Volunteering for the BMC
BMC Staff Contacts
BMC Specialist Committees



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