All Volunteers are expected to be positive role models. Therefore, volunteers must behave appropriately and promote an attitude of respect towards staff, guests and other volunteers. Any behavior that is unsafe for the any person’s well-being is not tolerated.
- Guests, volunteers and staff are respected and will not be referred to in any form of stereotyping on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, disability, or any other classification protected by law.
- Verbal interactions will be appropriate for the activity. Loud voices, foul or sexually explicit language, negative comments, uncontrolled public anger and/or any physical contact by any adult is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
- Being under the influence of any controlled substance or alcohol is prohibited at all on site.
- Carrying of weapons by any non-police personnel and/or law enforcement personnel is not acceptable.
- Confidentiality policies must be followed and strictly enforced.
- Volunteers are strongly encouraged not to fraternize with guests and must follow the protocol on appropriate interactions with guests.
- The following actions are considered direct violations of the Standards of Conduct and will subject a violator to administrative actions. It is not possible to provide a complete list of every possible offense; so to give some guidance, examples of unacceptable conduct are listed below. Note that conduct that is not listed, but that is unprofessional or potentially embarrassing, adversely affects, or is otherwise detrimental to program interests, or the interest of the employees or participants will also result in administrative action.
- Physical, emotional, and/or verbal abuse to a guest, volunteer or staff.
- Disorderly or disruptive conduct such as fighting or threatening violence to include
violation of safety rules and local, state and federal laws.
- Possession of dangerous or unauthorized materials, such as explosives or firearms on Site or at any agency activity.
- Misuse, unauthorized use/possession, destruction, or theft of property belonging to the program, employees, participants or volunteers.
- Possession or use of alcoholic beverages, or narcotics, unless a prescription is provided, on the premises or during program activities.
- Sexual or other unlawful harassment or discrimination.
All volunteers must abide by these standards of conduct. Violating the standards of conduct will result in actions, up to and including termination for volunteers. Any volunteer who violate the Volunteer Conduct Policy will be reviewed by the Steering Committee. Consequences may include exclusion from participating as a volunteer.