At Parkside we recognise that there can be situations in which volunteers can make an appropriate and significant contribution to the work and services of the School. The policy defines the term and sets out the principles, practices and procedures which will be followed in the appointment, management and supervision of volunteers. The contribution of volunteers to the work of the School is especially valued and respected. Parkside believe that by providing opportunities for volunteers to work alongside complex needs children, the volunteer will gain a range of skills and work experience. They will develop confidence and motivation to try different things and benefit the community they serve. This policy sets out how Parkside intend to support its volunteers.