The purpose of risk management in the SMP program is to operate a
safe and healthy work environment for the program’s volunteers and
staff, and to deliver safe and reliable services for its beneficiaries.
The safety of SMP personnel is paramount. SMP staff manages risks
through appropriate screening and placement of volunteers, orientation
and training, and ongoing supervision and support. The Coordinator of
Volunteers is required to conduct an annual risk assessment of the
roles, work and activities of SMP volunteers.