Standard of Conduct
I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a South East Area Coalition volunteer and that I will be contacted if my application to volunteer is accepted.
Please review the conditions of volunteering below:
• Volunteers are not considered employees of SEAC.
• The volunteer arrangement does not provide compensation or employee benefits of any kind.
• Volunteers are not entitled to employment at SEAC at the conclusion of the volunteer arrangement.
• SEAC is not liable for any injury sustained or health conditions that may arise for the volunteer during the course of the volunteer arrangement.
• Volunteers will adhere to SEAC policies and procedures, as applicable, as set forth by the agency and Standards of Conduct (see below).
Standards of Conduct
Volunteers are expected to always reflect SEAC’s values in their words and actions, under all circumstances. Volunteers are ambassadors of SEAC and, as such, must positively reflect the agency’s mission, including interactions with fellow volunteers, staff, donors, organizational contacts, and the general public.
SEAC values individuals giving a generous donation of their time and abilities to volunteer with the organization and as such want this to be a positive, fun, and supportive environment. Our standard of conduct is designed to ensure that each volunteer has a positive experience and is always treated courteously and with respect. The standard of conduct also serves the purpose of enhancing the safety of all volunteers, staff, and any other individual.
When there is a failure to follow SEAC’s policies, depending upon the severity of the matter, measures may include a discussion, a warning, and/or removal of all present and future volunteer opportunities. The appropriate corrective action will be determined by SEAC leadership. SEAC does not guarantee that one form of action will necessarily precede another.
Examples of behavior contrary to our standard of conduct includes, but is not limited to, use of sale of illicit drugs or alcohol on SEAC property or while volunteering; volunteering under the influence of drugs or alcohol or using said substances while volunteering; violation of SEAC policies or safety rules; possession of firearms; theft or dishonesty; willful destruction of property; physical, verbal or sexual harassment of any person; discourteous language or behavior toward any person, including any other volunteer or staff; and any other conduct inconsistent with SEAC’s values and mission.