Volunteer Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

MISSION STATEMENT …………………………………………………………………………………………… 3

VISION STATEMENT ……………………………………………………………………………………………... 3

CORE VALUES …………………………………………………………………………………………………….  3

BOARD AND STAFF MEMBERS ………………………………………………………………………………... 4

CONTACT INFORMATION ………………………………………………………………………………………...5

HOURS OF OPERATION ……………………………………………………………………………………….... 5

HOURS OF VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ………………………………………………………………….. 5

VOLUNTEER DEFINITION ………………………………………………………………………………………...5

VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION ……………………………………………………………………………………..6

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ……………………………………………………………………………………………6

MINORS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………...6

ORIENTATION ……………………………………………………………………………………………………....6

TRAINING …………………………………………………………………………………………………………....6

HOLIDAYS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………6-7

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY ………………………………………………………………………………...7

VOLUNTEER CONDUCT & ETHICS …………………………………………………………………………..7-8

ATTENDANCE ……………………………………………………………………………………………………....8

DRESS CODE ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….8

STORAGE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY ………………………………………………………………………8-9

REMOVING ITEMS FROM THE FOUNDATION ………………………………………………………………..9

SEPARATION FROM VOLUNTEERING ……………………………………………………………………..9-10

CONFIDENTIALITY OF CLIENT AND DONOR INFORMATION …………………………………………….10

DISCLOSURE OF NEWS OR INFORMATION POLICY ……………………………………………………...10

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY ……………………………………………………………………………………...10-11

COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS …………………………………………………………………………………..11

CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY & AGREEMENT …………………………………………………………11

HARASSMENT …………………………………………………………………………………………………12-13

CONFLCIT RESOLUTION PROCEDURE …………………………………………………………………13-14

DRUG & ALCOHOL FREE WORKPLACE POLICY …………………………………………………………...14

SMOKING POLICY ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 14

ACKNOWLEDMENT & RECEIPT ………………………………………………………………………………..15

CERTIFICATION & DISCLOSURE …………………………………………………………………………….. 16

ISSUE RESOLUTION FORM ……………………………………………………………………………….. 17-18

 

 

 

 

Mission Statement

 

The mission of S.E.E.K is to empower teenagers, parents, teachers, and the community to help protect lives and discover educational diverse programs that promote lifelong problem solvers beyond the classroom.

 

By providing character educational and recreational services that will promote a safe living environment, healthy life style, and prevention intervention programs.

 

Vision Statement

 

Our goal is to improve the value of life for children of diverse backgrounds by providing public services that promote self-advocacy skills, strategic thinking skills, and community involvement to become lifelong problem solvers.

 

Core Values

S.E.E.K, Inc., is founded upon and committed to empowering the youth to become lifelong problem solvers beyond the classroom.

We believe that every person is created in a unique image. Thus, everyone will be treated with dignity and respect.

We trust that we are called to be good stewards of our monetary resources. Therefore, through careful management of contributions, and efficient administration of expenses, we will focus our resources to better the lives of our youth and citizens in many communities.

We have confidence in that we receive by giving. Thus, we will employee and empower a strong core of volunteers and donors to facilitate our services.

We are certain that we are strongest through collaboration. Consequently, we will collaborate with other organizations to reinforce the strategies and services available to our youth and communities.

We believe that we are called to be lifelong learners. Therefore, we will be open to all opportunities for personal and professional growth.

 

 

Board and Staff Members

PRESIDENT

 

ANIKE SAKARIYAWO is currently a Science Educator for Miami Dade County Public Schools and owner of Sakariyawo Academy, Inc. She has completed her Bachelors of Science in Exceptional Student Education with a Minor in Psychology from Bethune-Cookman University and a Master of Education in General Science from Cambridge College. She has worked with students at the elementary, middle school, high school, and college level. This included providing instruction to students without learning disabilities, the gifted, students who were limited in the English Language, students with learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, and multiple disabilities.

 VICE-PRESIDENT

 

 RICHARD INGRAHAM was raised in Miami, Florida and became a food enthusiast at an  

 early age. He trained at the Art Institute of Atlanta and after many years of hard work, Chef Richard Ingraham was offered what is now his current position as Private Chef, for The Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade. He is responsible for the nutritional diet that keeps the star fit, toned, and healthy on and off the court. The combination of his world-class training, recognitions, and passion for fine cuisine has allowed him to serve a plethora of NBA, NFL, MLB and Entertainment personalities across the country including The Heat’s Star.

 

SECRETARY

 

 Teri Anne Lott is currently serves as the Tour Manager, with Brewco Marketing, for a promotional tour covering the entire state of Florida. Recent graduate of Howard University, with a Bachelors degree in Sport Management focus is sports and giving back to the community. While attending Howard, she served as the assistant to the Sport Information director for 3 years,

Also, she is working in the community holding positions such as Camp Director for DC parks and recreation, assistant coordinator for a basketball summer league at the Boys and Girls Club.

  TREASURER

        

  SHIRLEY SCOTT is currently an Exceptional Student Education Educator for Miami    

  Dade County School Board. Shirley received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science with a Major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Pre Law from Bethune-Cookman University and later received a Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Reading from Cambridge College.

She has recently held the position of being the President for a nonprofit organization called “50 Divas,” which inspired young middle school girls to have high expectations of themselves, motivate each other to reach their potential academic level, and prevent anti-bulling amongst their peers.

 

Volunteer Coordinator

Ambry Johnson is currently a Registrar for Miami Dade County Public Schools and has completed her bachelors of Science in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University.   She has given her life to community service since the tender age of 10. As a young girl, Ambry held memberships in many youth groups, which inspired her to continue her services well into adulthood.

GET IN TOUCH WITH US!

 

At S.E.E.K Foundation, Inc., our attentive staff is available to answer all of your questions to ensure that you are 100% satisfied with the programs we are providing for our youth. We thank you for consideration and genuine support.

 

CONTACT US!

www.seekedu.org

info@seekedu.org

www.facebook.com/seekingempowerment

www.twitter.com/seek_inc

www.instagram.com/seekinc

 

 

S.E.E.K., INC.

HOURS OF OPERATION

 

Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 7:00PM

Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Sundays and major holidays CLOSED

 

 

 

HOURS OF VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

STEAMtastic Saturdays

 

Every 1st Saturday of the month

Miami, Florida

9:00PM – 12:00pm

 

Special Events

 

Any Day!

A variety of days, times & site locations available!

 

 

 

Volunteer Definition

 A S.E.E.K. Foundation, Inc., volunteer is an individual who freely assists S.E.E.K., Inc., in the accomplishment of its mission without expectation or receipt of compensation.

 

Volunteer Description

 

Every registered volunteer position in S.E.E.K., Inc., has a volunteer position description summarizing the principal duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and essential work functions of the volunteer assignment. Volunteer position descriptions should be periodically updated to reflect changes in title, assignment, or essential work functions.

 

Equal Opportunity

 

Volunteers are recruited by S.E.E.K., Inc., on a pro-active basis, with the intent of broadening and expanding volunteer involvement. S.E.E.K., Inc., does not discriminate against, nor does it tolerate discrimination against or harassment of, any person based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, and veteran status. Marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Volunteers are recruited based upon their skills, abilities, and suitability to perform volunteer responsibilities.

 

Minors

Volunteers who are under the age 18 must have the written consent of a parent or legal guardian prior to volunteering. The volunteer services assigned to a minor will be performed in a non-hazardous environment and will comply with the appropriate requirements of child labor laws.

 

Orientation

Volunteers must register for orientation before volunteering for any event conducted by S.E.E.K. Registration is available on our website.  A maximum of 15 people may attend each orientation, per month

 

Training

 

Volunteers will have equal access to training for equivalent positions. All volunteers must go through S.E.E.K., Inc., orientation. Volunteer development is a collaborative effort between S.E.E.K., Inc., supervisors, and volunteers to align individual goals with the overall direction of S.E.E.K., Inc., Development efforts are focused on building the capabilities of all volunteers. Developmental activities may include both hands-on projects and formal training.

 

Holidays

S.E.E.K Foundation Inc., observes ten holidays each calendar year.

 

The holidays observed are:

 

Date Observed

New Year’s Day

January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

3rd Monday in January

President’s Day

3rd Monday in February

Memorial Day

Last Monday in May

Independence Day

July 4

Labor Day

1st Monday in September

Veterans Day

November 11

Thanksgiving Day

4th Thursday in November

Day After Thanksgiving

Day After Thanksgiving

Christmas Day

December 25

 

Increment Weather Policy

If the event is canceled due to inclement weather or other unsafe or hazardous conditions, the Event Promoter is responsible for notifying participants of the event cancellation. Event may be rescheduled pending availability. Any additional fees incurred to the City, such as labor, traffic control, or any other unforeseen costs will be invoiced by the City to the Event Promoter. If the event is canceled and not rescheduled, the Event Promoter may receive a full refund, minus a $40 administrative fee plus any direct costs already incurred. The City reserves the right to cancel or suspend an event due to inclement weather, emergencies, or other unsafe or hazardous conditions.

 

Volunteer Conduct & Ethics

 

All volunteers and employees of the S.E.E.K., Inc., shall meet the following standards of conduct:

 

a.     Show a genuine interest in the vision & mission of S.E.E.K Foundation, Inc.

b.     Be present and on time for commitments made

c.     Respect the confidentiality of information.

d.     Take pride in your work. Maintain a neat and clean appearance. Wear your volunteer shirts at all times. Your appearance and conduct reflect directly on S.E.E.K Foundation, Inc.

 

No volunteer or employee shall:

 

a.    Authorize the use of or use for the benefit or advantage of any person, the name, emblem, endorsement, services, or property of S.E.E.K Foundation, Inc., except in conformance with S.E.E.K. Foundation, Inc., policy.

b.    Accept or seek on behalf of any person, any financial advantage or gain of other than nominal value offered as a result of the volunteer's or employee’s affiliation with the S.E.E.K. Foundation, Inc.

c.    Publicly use any S.E.E.K. Foundation, Inc., affiliation in connection with the promotion of partisan politics, religious matters, or positions on any issue not in conformity with the official position of S.E.E.K. Foundation, Inc.

 

d.     Disclose or use any confidential S.E.E.K. Foundation, Inc., information that is available solely as a result of the volunteer's or employee’s affiliation with S.E.E.K. Foundation, Inc., to any person not authorized to receive such information or use to the disadvantage of S.E.E.K. Foundation,Inc., any such confidential information, without the express authorization of S.E.E.K. Foundation, Inc.

 

e.    Knowingly take any action or make any statement intended to influence the conduct of S.E.E.K. Foundation, Inc., in such a way as to confer any financial benefit on any person, corporation, or entity in which the individual has a significant interest or affiliation.

 

f.     Operate or act in any manner that is contrary to the best interests of S.E.E.K. Foundation, Inc.

 

g.    Operate or act in a manner that creates a conflict with the interests of S.E.E.K. Foundation,Inc., and any organization in which the individual has a personal, business, or financial interest. The individual shall disclose such conflict of interest to S.E.E.K. Foundation,Inc., chair of the appropriate governing board, the appropriate Executive Officer, or the General Counsel, as applicable, upon becoming aware of it. Where required, the individual shall absent himself or herself during deliberations, and shall refrain from participating in any decisions or voting in connection with the matter.

 

ATTENDANCE

S.E.E.K. Foundation, Inc., expects all volunteers to assume diligent responsibility for their attendance and promptness. Volunteers who are unable to volunteer or who will be late should notify the Volunteer Program Manager; or the Coordinator of the event at least two hours before their scheduled start time. The individuals we service rely on you to honor your volunteer shift commitments. Incase of illness, tardiness, or vacation, please contact the Volunteer Program Manager; or the Coordinator of the event you are scheduled to attend; as soon as possible, so that efforts can be made to find a substitute for your shift.

 

DRESS CODE

Volunteers representing S.E.E.K., Inc., are expected to dress appropriately for the volunteer job environment, maintain good grooming and personal cleanliness. A neat and professional appearance is expected at all times with SEEK shirt, Khaki pants, jeans or shorts. Shorts must be at or below the knees.

 

We ask that you not wear the following while on duty:

                Tight or revealing garments such as waist shorts, tank tops, halter tops

Flip flops or other footwear that is unsafe or inappropriate to a position

Clothing with political, religious or controversial messages.

 

STORAGE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY

You are advised to leave your purse, wallet, and belongings in your car or at home since there is no other convenient (and secure) place at the site for you to store them. S.E.E.K., Inc. is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Fanny packs are excellent for holding personal items during volunteer activities.

 

REMOVING ITEMS FROM THE FOUNDATION

S.E.E.K. Foundation, Inc., works to prevent property loss of any kind. All property used to conduct business belongs to the S.E.E.K., Inc. S.E.E.K., Inc., assumes no liability for personal property brought into the worksite.

 

SEPARATION FROM VOLUNTEERING  

Resignation

If you will not be able to continue your volunteer activities, please advise the Volunteer Program Manager. We encourage you to provide feedback about your reason for resigning.

Termination

 

Occasionally, a situation or circumstances may arise that requires the dismissal or termination of a volunteer from his/her position. Dependent upon the circumstances of each case, the process is generally, but not limited to, the following: Initially, the Volunteer Program Manager will address the issue with the Volunteer. Secondly, again contingent upon the circumstances, a letter will be issued by the Volunteer Program Manager specifying terms of probationary requirements. Finally, if all attempts to correct the recurrent problem fails, and after discussion with the President, a letter of dismissal will be issued by the Volunteer Program Manager.

 

REASONS FOR DISMISSAL MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

 

·         Failing to adhere to S.E.E.K., Inc., policies and procedures

·         Insubordination

·         Intoxication or using intoxicating beverages on duty

·         Possession or use of drugs/narcotics on duty

·         Any defacing of S.E.E.K., Inc., property

·         Falsifying or defacing records or documents

·         Disclosing confidential information

·         Theft of S.E.E.K., Inc., property

·         Failure to maintain harmonious relations with staff/volunteers

·         Providing false information about S.E.E.K., Inc., or any employee to a member or the public or to the media

·         Seeking or accepting personal gifts, gratuities, bribes or rewards

·         Negligence or willful misconduct causing personal injury, harm, or property damage

 

In summary, it is our hope that your volunteer efforts will be enjoyable and rewarding for you, the volunteers, and staff you work with. Please discuss any concerns you may have with the Volunteer Program Manager. It is important that we resolve problems that arise so that we can work together effectively as a team.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY INFORMATION AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AGREEMENT

 S.E.E.K., Inc., has sole entitlement and copyrights to any intellectual property that is conceived or developed by volunteers, employees and its agents during the course of service to S.E.E.K., Inc. All registered volunteers and employees are required to sign a Confidential Information and Intellectual Property Agreement as a condition of volunteer involvement.

 

DISCLOSURE OF NEWS OR INFORMATION POLICY

S.E.E.K., Inc., will not, unless authorized by you, release your telephone number, address, or e-mail address to anyone. Your personal information will be treated as confidential information. However, you will be asked to document your name, phone number and e-mail address on some volunteer meeting or training class attendance sheets. Please advise the Volunteer Program Manager if you change your contact information.

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

Volunteers do not have to be a S.E.E.K., Inc., advocate with personal social networking accounts. You are not obligated to engage with stakeholders, support campaigns, or use these tools to connect with other subject matter experts in your field. You are in charge of your own presence online. If you do want to take any of these actions, we ask that you follow these guidelines:

·         RESPECT

Follow the Code of Conduct. When you were hired as a volunteer, you signed the Code of Conduct and were made aware of the Fundamental Principles. They both apply to your activities on the social and mobile web.

·         DISCLOSURE

If you are typing or posting anything about S.E.E.K., Inc., you have a duty to disclose your relationship to the organization. Use your real name, identify that you work or volunteer for S.E.E.K., Inc., and be clear about your role.

If you have a stake in the conversation, disclose your interest with specifics.

Be yourself. Stick to your area of expertise and write what you know.

·         BE RESPONSIBLE

Do not violate our privacy. Before you post any identifying information via text, photo, or video, you must have a signed release.

Do not post financial or service delivery numbers until they are triple checked, approved, and publicly published by S.E.E.K., Inc. We value transparency and want to avoid publishing conflicting reports.

Remember if you’re online, you’re on the record.

·         USE COMMON SENSE

The lines between public and private, personal and professional are blurred in social networking. By identifying yourself as a S.E.E.K., Inc., volunteer, you are creating perceptions about your expertise and about S.E.E.K., Inc., Online

S.E.E.K. INC., COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

All communication systems are the property of S.E.E.K., Inc., and are to be used for business purposes only. Because these communication systems are provided for business purposes, volunteers should have no expectation of privacy regarding their personal use of any S.E.E.K., Inc., communication systems, and their communications and systems use may be audited by authorized management at any time without notice. S.E.E.K., Inc., communication systems include, but are not limited to e-mail, telephone, Internet, fax, voicemail, bulletin boards, and interoffice mail. Volunteers are to use proper discretion in the amount and length of non-business use of S.E.E.K., Inc., communication systems.

Volunteers must be mindful that their association with S.E.E.K., Inc., will be visible to any recipient of an electronic communication, and assure that their communications are consistent with S.E.E.K., Inc., mission and accepted community standards.

Prohibited uses of S.E.E.K., Inc., communication systems include, but are not limited to:

·         Developing, accessing or distributing material which: harasses or disparages others, or contains ethnic or racial stereotypes, epithets or slurs; contains pornography, profanity, violent or sexually explicit images, messages, or cartoons; solicits for commercial ventures or outside organizations; advocates positions not officially endorsed by S.E.E.K., Inc., violates any applicable law

·         Personal mass e-mail distribution (“spamming”), unauthorized computer access (“hacking”), obtaining pirated software, or violating copyright protections.

·         Distributing sensitive, proprietary, confidential, or private information of the S.E.E.K., Inc., without appropriate authorization.

·         Obtaining unauthorized access to another volunteer’s or employee’s communication systems, or sending unauthorized communications under another colleague’s name.

·         Conducting S.E.E.K., Inc., business on a hand held cellular telephone while driving a vehicle. S.E.E.K., Inc., communication systems may not be used in situations that violate Federal, State or Local Law. Inappropriate use of any S.E.E.K., Inc., communication systems may result in disciplinary action, up to and including separation.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY

All volunteers and employees, at all levels of S.E.E.K., Inc., service, must disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest to the Volunteer Program Manager immediately upon becoming aware of such actual or potential conflict of interest. In particular, any actual or potential conflict of interest between a volunteer’s or employee’s obligation to operate in the best interests of S.E.E.K., Inc., and (a) the interest of any organization in which such volunteer or employee has a financial interest, or with which he or she is affiliated, or (b) such volunteer’s or employee’s personal interest, must be reported immediately.

 

If any questions arise, the Volunteer Program Manager should be consulted to determine whether a conflict exists and, if so, to determine the appropriate course of action

HARASSMENT

S.E.E.K., Inc., is committed to a work environment free from unlawful harassment in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity while working, while on a S.E.E.K., Inc., site/premises, while traveling on S.E.E.K., Inc., business, or at a S.E.E.K., Inc., social function. S.E.E.K., Inc., has zero tolerance for unlawful harassment.

 

Unlawful harassment is defined as harassment based on any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law including race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, veteran or disability status, which is sufficiently severe or pervasive as to alter the working conditions of a volunteer or employee.

 

Examples of conduct prohibited by this policy include, but are not limited to:

 

1.    Verbal or physical conduct that harasses a volunteer on the basis of a category protected by applicable federal, state or local law and that is sufficiently severe or pervasive as to create an intimidating, threatening, offensive or hostile environment.

2.    Sexual displays or publications, or other verbal or physical conduct, where an volunteer is told either explicitly or implicitly that he or she must submit to the conduct to remain involved as a volunteer or where his or her reaction to the conduct is used as a basis for a management decision, such as evaluation, advancement, assigned duties, disciplinary action, or any other condition of volunteer involvement or career development.

Examples of prohibited verbal or physical conduct include:

·         Unwelcome sexual advances;

·         Stalking, dating violence, date rape, or sexual assault;

·         Persisting with romantic advances despite the rejection of the advances;

·         Requests for sexual favors, whether or not accompanied by promises or threats with regard to the employment or volunteer relationship;

·         Sexual jokes and innuendo; verbal abuse of a sexual nature; comments about an individual's body, sexual prowess, sexual activity, or sexual attractiveness;

·         Leering, whistling, or touching; insulting or obscene comments, sounds, or gestures; displays of sexually suggestive objects, cartoons or pictures.

·         Words, actions or visual matter that demean or show hostility toward an individual or group because of any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

3.        Volunteers are responsible for reporting any concerns regarding unlawful harassment to the Volunteer Manager Volunteers who act in good faith to report or assist in the investigation of a possible violation of this policy will not be retaliated against. If, after investigating any claim of unlawful harassment S.E.E.K., Inc., concludes that a volunteer has filed a claim in bad faith, provided false information regarding a claim, or refused to cooperate in an investigation of a claim, disciplinary action, up to and including termination, may be taken.

 

Violations of this policy will be dealt with appropriately and promptly. Corrective action may include, but is not limited to, training, referral to counseling, and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROCEDURE

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

S.E.E.K., Inc., is committed to a work environment where all persons are treated with respect and dignity. S.E.E.K., Inc., has therefore adopted the Dispute Resolution Policy to establish a comprehensive method of resolving volunteer concerns that builds trust and produces prompt and fair resolutions. The Dispute Resolution Policy may be used to resolve issues regarding any condition of volunteer involvement or the application, meaning or interpretation of any policy or procedure that affects the work activity of a volunteer.

 

ISSUE RESOLUTION

The volunteer should promptly report a concern to his or her supervisor. The supervisor will investigate the matter and take appropriate action, and advise the Volunteer Manager of the situation. Any supervisor who receives a concern alleging a violation of the Harassment Free policy will notify the Volunteer Manager immediately. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to follow the steps listed below to discuss any concerns with their supervisor. If the concern the volunteer is having involves his or her supervisor, the volunteer should report his or her concern to the next level of department management who will review the situation. If the manager views the situation and cannot resolve the issue, the volunteer will be notified for further action.

 

If the problem is not resolved by the supervisor, the volunteer is encouraged to seek assistance from the Volunteer Program Manager. In an effort to resolve the problem, the Volunteer Manager will consider the facts, conduct an investigation, review the findings and recommendations with the President and respond back to the volunteer. The volunteer may be asked to put the concern in writing and provide appropriate documentation, the Issue Resolution Form (see appendix) should be used for all dispute resolutions.

 

If volunteer is not satisfied with the decision of the Volunteer Manager, he or she may prepare a written summary of the concerns and request that the matter be reviewed by the President. In these instances, the decision of the President is final.

 

If the concern the volunteer is having involves the President the volunteer should report his/her concern to the Vice President who will undertake an investigation. The investigation will include a full examination of the facts (which may include a review of the written summary of the volunteer’s statement, discussions with individuals concerned, and a further investigation if necessary) and will advise the volunteer of its decision. The decision of the Vice President is final.

                 

DRUG & ALCOHOL FREE WORKPLACE POLICY

S.E.E.K., Inc., maintains a workplace that is free from the effects of drug and alcohol abuse. S.E.E.K., Inc., will not tolerate any abuse of drugs or alcohol that imperils the health or well-being of its staff or the customers it serves, threatens its operation, or compromises the safety of its products and services.

 

S.E.E.K., Inc., reserves the right to establish drug and alcohol search and screening procedures consistent with applicable laws, as deemed necessary. Implementation of search or screening procedures will be established only with the joint and prior approval of appropriate Executive Officer.

While performing S.E.E.K., Inc., business, volunteers are prohibited from unlawful possession, use, manufacture, distribution, sale or dispensation of illegal drugs or alcohol.

 

Volunteers who use legally prescribed drugs during work, and have any reason to expect that such use may affect their ability to perform work must report this fact to the Volunteer Program Manager.

SMOKING POLICY

S.E.E.K., Inc., provides a smoke-free work environment. Smoking is permitted in exterior designated smoking areas only. Smokers have a special obligation to keep outside smoking areas free of litter and to dispose of all smoking materials in proper receptacles.

 

 

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT & RECEIPT

 

Signature on this receipt acknowledges that you have reviewed S.E.E.K., Inc., volunteer manual. Please sign and date the receipt.

 

Volunteer Handbook Statement of Certification

 

I, ___________________________, certify that I have received and reviewed S.E.E.K., Inc., Volunteer Manual.

 

I further understand that, by signing this statement as required I am indicating that I have read the Volunteer Manual and understand its contents, or have discussed questions I have with the Volunteer Manager. I also realize that this statement will become a permanent part of my volunteer personnel file.

 

 

______________________________________________

Volunteer Name (Please Print)

 

______________________________________________

Signature

 

______________________________________________

Address

 

______________________________________________

City, State, Zip

 

______________________________________________

Date

 

 

*Please print, sign and return to:

S.E.E.K., INC.,

990 Biscayne Blvd, Office 503

Miami, FL. 33132

 

 

 

 

 

 

S.E.E.K., Inc., CODE OF CONDUCT

CERTIFICATION AND DISCLOSURE

 

 

I, __________________________ certify that I have read and understand the Code of Conduct of S.E.E.K., Inc., and agree to comply with it, as well as applicable laws that impact the organization, at all times.

 

Disclosure of Actual or Potential Conflicts:

 

I affirm that, except as listed below, I have no personal, business, or financial interest with any organization that conflict, or appear to conflict, with the best interests of S.E.E.K., Inc.,:

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Future Actual or Potential Conflicts:

 

At any time during the term of my volunteer status with S.E.E.K., Inc., should an actual or potential conflict of interest arise between my personal, business, or financial interests and the interests of S.E.E.K., Inc., I agree to:

 

a.        Disclose promptly the actual or potential conflict to the chair of my unit, the executive of my unit, my department head, or the General Counsel, as applicable; and

 

b.        Until S.E.E.K., Inc., approves actions to mitigate or otherwise resolve the conflict, refrain from participating in any discussions, deliberations, decisions or voting related to the conflict of interest.

 

 

____________________________

Printed Name

 

____________________________

Signed Name

 

____________________________

Date

 

 

ISSUE RESOLUTION FORM

Confidentiality is required of all parties involved with the Issue Resolution Process. The American Red Cross prohibits retaliatory behavior against anyone seeking resolution through this process.

Name:

Department:

Job Title:

Work Phone No.

Alternate Phone No. (Optional)

 

SECTION I

Please describe your issue/concern including any relevant data, facts or person(s) involved.

 

 

 

Please check (as appropriate) and describe the steps you have previously taken to address your issue.

Reviewed with immediate supervisor (or second level supervisor if immediate supervisor is part of your issue or concern).

Reviewed with immediate supervisor (or second level supervisor if immediate supervisor is part of your issue or concern).

·          Date(s) reviewed with immediate supervisor:

·          Reason for non-resolution at that level:

 

 

 

 

 

Other steps (please describe):

 

 

 

 

Names and contact information of individuals with direct knowledge of your issue/concern.

 

 

 

 

What resolution are you seeking?

 

 

 

SECTION II - SIGNATURE

Signature:

 

 

 

 

Date:

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SECTION III – APPEAL

Appeals are accepted based on new, relevant facts not available during the initial investigation or identified discrepancy in the investigation. Please check the appropriate box and explain:

 

I have new, relevant information not included in the initial investigation.

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I have identified a problem in the way the investigation was done.

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Please list names and contact information of any individuals who can substantiate your new information or the problem in the way the investigation was done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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