Terms and Conditions
These Terms and Conditions set out the broad principle of volunteering with the 3rd party initiatives featured on the Help From Home website.
Help From Home is a web based portal that features microvolunteer actions from 3rd party initiatives. It is not associated with, not connected with nor does it endorse or recommend any particular organisation, person or cause listed on its website. Its intention is to simply inform in a general way about the existence of actions that have a potential to benefit others.
Microvolunteering can be described as those actions that benefit a worthy cause, where the main bulk of the task can be completed on demand in one or more sessions of up to 30 minutes, either from a person’s home or on the go.
Scope of Volunteering
The range of actions are extremely varied, where the vast proportion of the action (if not all of it) can be conducted from a person’s home or garden. Most of the actions can be performed online, whilst some can be performed away from the computer. The actions generally tend to involve raising money for good causes for free, research participation, advocating causes of concern, writing letters or craftwork etc., etc.
To promote and encourage participation in microvolunteering activities that benefit worthy causes. Microvolunteering is not really on people radars at the moment and it is Help From Home’s aim to bring this concept to a wider audience.
What You Can Expect From Us
- A wide range of regularly updated volunteer opportunities that can be specifically conducted from a person’s home, workplace, residential care home or an educational establishment.
- Inclusion of volunteer opportunities where you decide when you want to volunteer and how much time you would like to give.
- With two exceptions we do not knowingly exclude any volunteer opportunities that fit the microvolunteer profile. The two exceptions being volunteering opportunities that promote or proselytize religion or military involvement. For example religion based initiatives that help needy people for the sake of helping needy people are included, whilst those that provide funds to distribute religious books are not.
- We will respect the confidentiality of any correspondence/details you communicate to us.
Our Expectations Of You
- To maintain and uphold the good name and reputation of Help From Home.
- To take reasonable care of your own health and safety as well as those you come into contact with whilst volunteering through the actions featured on Help From Home.
- To understand and accept that we are only an information site. We do not recruit or manage volunteers on behalf of the third party initiatives featured on Help From Home. We promote 3rd party microvolunteering initiatives, for the sake of increasing awareness of them.
We aim to keep the information on the site as current, accurate and complete as possible. However, Help From Home make no (and expressly disclaim) representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to any use of or inability to use the information, content, or materials included on this website.
Nor will we be responsible for any damage or loss related to the timeliness, accuracy, or completeness of the information, services, products, or other material on this site.
Under no circumstances will Help From Home, it’s content authors or other representatives be liable for any consequence relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based on the information, services or other material on this site.
Visitors who use this website and rely on any information do so at their own risk.
Help From Home takes no responsibility for the contents of linked websites and links should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We have no control over the availability of the linked pages.
Except as specifically stated on this website, to the fullest extent permitted at law, neither Help From Home, it’s content authors or other representatives will be liable for damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or the information, content, materials or products included on it.
This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.
We do not provide training as on the whole, the opportunities featured on Help From Home do not require any special skills. That said, there are some opportunities eg craftwork where it is assumed your involvement in such an action is based on the fact that you are either willing to learn the skills yourself or you already posses such skills.
Any instruction pertaining to participating in a 3rd party initiative action will be provided on the 3rd party website.
We do not reimburse volunteers out of pocket expenses for any activity that Help From Home personally runs. Any expenses arising from participation in a 3rd party initiatives’ action will need to be raised with the relevant 3rd party initiative.
We hold public liability insurance for The Team and the volunteers that directly assist us in our operations only. We do not hold any insurance policies for people who volunteer for the 3rd party initiatives found through our website. We do not run or manage any of the 3rd party initiatives featured on Help From Home, as we are an information site only and any claims arising from participation in a 3rd party initiatives’ action will need to be raised with the relevant 3rd party initiative.
Health and Safety Procedure
Help From Home does not run/supervise or manage any of the volunteering opportunities featured on its website. Its intention is simply to inform in a general way about the existence of actions from 3rd parties that have a potential to benefit others. Moreover, the nature of the opportunities featured are intended (and promoted) to be accomplished in a person’s own home, workplace, residential care home or educational establishment. By extension, Help From Home cannot control the environment in which a volunteer action is conducted.
Therefore, if a volunteer intends to proceed with participating in an action, it is his/her responsibility to either consult the Health and Safety policy of the 3rd party initiative that is running the opportunity or conversely conduct a risk assessment under their own initiative of the environment in which they intend to perform the action.
Help From Home will not be held liable for any consequences resulting from such participation. We are an information site only where information from a 3rd party initiative is taken in good faith. Any grievance concerning this information will need to be pursued with the 3rd party initiative.
Personal information recorded about people who correspond with Help From Home is stored and maintained with appropriate safeguards for confidentiality.
Equal Opportunities Policy
Help From Home is committed to supporting equal opportunities and does not knowingly exclude anybody viewing or using the information contained on its sites by reason of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religious belief, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age or disability.
With three exceptions Help From Home does not knowingly exclude volunteer opportunities by reason or race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religious belief, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age or disability. The three exceptions being where an opportunity promotes or proselytizes religion, political or military involvement for its own personal gain.