Clonmel Tidy Towns are a group of volunteers who are working together to bring Clonmel to be the best it can be. The volunteers enter the annual national Tidy Towns competition with the aim of winning gold medals. In 2021, the volunteers won a gold medal, our 12th in row.
Volunteers work together in the completion categories of:
The volunteers offer a service by giving their time and dedication without pay. It is important to ensure that Clonmel Tidy Towns protect volunteers by making sure that volunteers are well looked after and that they are fit to work. It is important that volunteers are treated with respect and dignity and share the goals of Tidy Towns Ireland.
Volunteers agree to meet for a minimum of one hour per volunteering session. Each session lasts between one and two hours. Volunteering sessions occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 7pm and Saturday mornings starting at 11am. The Tuesday and Thursday evenings run from April to September. Volunteers also agree to a minimum of 3 sessions per month during the Spring/summer session.
This is just a few, as a volunteer Clonmel Tidy Towns will introduce you to the full list of projects and encourage you as a volunteer to continue to promote the work of Clonmel Tidy Towns in line with our shared goals.
The aim of this policy is to produce a clear framework for the use of volunteers working as part of Clonmel Tidy Towns. People volunteer for a variety of reasons and can contribute in a range of ways according to individual needs and talents that they bring. Volunteers will need to abide by the values, principles and policies which form the framework of Clonmel Tidy Towns.
Clonmel Tidy Towns are committed to the development of equal opportunities and believe that opportunities should be open to all regardless of social class, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, religion, colour, race or ethnic or national origin. Teamwork promotes mutual interests, harmony, respect, cooperation and understanding between volunteers from diverse backgrounds.
Volunteers will be recruited and selected according to their suitability in helping meet the needs of Clonmel Tidy Towns activities.
Volunteers over 18 can sign up themselves and commit to the service. Child members can only attend with a parent or guardian. Volunteers have a duty to take reasonable care of themselves and others who could be affected by what they do or fail to do.
Clonmel Tidy Towns reserves the right to end a volunteer agreement at any time.
When required, volunteers will be provided with safety equipment which they are required to use.
All new volunteers must sign an agreement which lays out general and specific expectations. This does not amount to a contract of employment, but clearly sets out what either party can expect from the other.
Subject to prior agreement and the project budget, any eligible costs incurred during volunteering will be reimbursed.
Public Liability cover is in force to protect the project's legal liability for third party injury or property damage arising in connection with the work. Health and safety equipment provided must be used at all times.