Volunteer Terms of Agreement

Code of Conduct

Volunteers are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that creates and maintains a positive impression of Inclusive Communities. Volunteers should avoid any action which might adversely affect public perception of Inclusive Communities.

Volunteers are expected to be knowledgeable of and to follow Inclusive Communities’ rules, policies and procedures which apply to them.

 

Performance and General Expectations

  • Volunteers are expected to perform the tasks asked of them.
  • Volunteers should be knowledgeable about programming and should be ready for general questions.
  • Volunteers are required to observe all safety, health and sanitation rules.
  • The Dress Code for volunteers is casual. Please, nothing with offensive logos.
  • Unauthorized possession, use, trading or selling of weapons, alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, narcotics, stimulants, contraband or other restricted articles during work hours is prohibited.
  • I will report all required state law concerns to the Inclusive Communities Staff, including suspicion or knowledge of child abuse, attempted suicide or attempts to harm others.
  • If I am aware of any delegates and/or staff who are not following Inclusive Communities rules or behavior guidelines (i.e. Inclusive Communities non-negotiables: drugs, sex, violence, weapons and smoking) during any related program or event, I understand that I am required to immediately report this to the Inclusive Communities Director(s).
  • I will treat all participants/volunteers with respect, and will serve as a positive role model.
  • I will not engage or become involved in a romantic or intimate relationship with any of the staff or delegates during my time serving as an Inclusive Communities volunteer.
  • I will not host any event (i.e. parties, reunions, etc.) for delegates/volunteers in association with Inclusive Communities programming without the consent of Inclusive Communities.
  • I will not use, duplicate or adapt Inclusive Communities exercises at non-Inclusive Communities events without the consent of Inclusive Communities.
  • I understand that the material used by Inclusive Communities is copyrighted intellectual and material property and unauthorized use can result in legal action.
  • I clearly understand that I may not take part in, disclose/post profanity, inappropriate pictures or any of the above mentioned behaviors or information while on Facebook, SnapChat, Tumblr, Twitter or other online social networks.
  • I understand that Inclusive Communities will conduct a formal background check and that my volunteer status depends on satisfactory results.
  • Inclusive Communities reserves the right to dismiss any volunteer, for any reason.

 

Confidentiality

  • I understand that all information I become aware of, while serving in a volunteer capacity at Inclusive Communities, is completely confidential. This includes all programs and content, office operation and Inclusive Communities events.
  • Disclosure and / or unethical use of confidential information or records is prohibited.
  • To ensure integrity, respect and structure of the program/camp community, programming or staffing concerns should be discussed in private with the Inclusive Communities Directors. At no time should concerns be shared openly with the larger group.

 

Workplace Harassment

Inclusive Communities is committed to providing an environment free from all forms of discrimination and conduct considered harassing, coercive or disruptive, including sexual harassment. Actions, words, jokes or comments based on an individual’s sex, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic, will not be tolerated.

Sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual advances or visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. This definition includes numerous forms of offensive behavior as well as gender-based harassment of a person of the same sex as the harasser. The following is a partial list of sexual harassment examples:

  • Unwanted sexual advances;
  • Offering benefits in exchange for sexual favors;
  • Making or threatening reprisals after a negative response to sexual advances;
  • Visual conduct that includes leering, making sexual gestures, or displaying sexually suggestive objects or pictures, cartoons or posters;
  • Verbal conduct that includes making or using derogatory comments, epithets, slurs or jokes Verbal sexual advances or propositions;
  • Verbal abuse of a sexual nature, graphic verbal commentaries about an individual’s body, sexually degrading words used to describe an individual or suggestive or obscene letters, notes or invitations;
  • Physical conduct that includes touching, assaulting or impeding or blocking movements;
  • Unwelcome sexual advances (either verbal or physical), requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when the conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment;
  • If you experience or witness sexual or other unlawful harassment or discrimination, report it immediately to any member of management.

All allegations of sexual harassment will be addressed.

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