Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society relies heavily on its sponsors, donors and volunteers to reach and exceed its vision of providing a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. In return, Habitat requires all volunteers to understand and comply with Habitat’s Volunteer Code of Conduct.
As a volunteer, I understand that I: • Must act in accordance with Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society’s goals, mission and vision. • Must protect and respect the organization’s property and community presence. • Must maintain an environment free from harassment (physical, sexual or verbal), discrimination and unprofessionalism. • Must observe, maintain and protect confidentiality regarding families and avoid sharing said information. • Must treat proprietary or privileged information regarding staff, donors or other volunteers as confidential. • Must respect the cultural, religious and political views of families and volunteers and must refrain from imposing my cultural, religious and political views on other volunteers and families. • Must inform Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society of any changes to my volunteer schedule 24hrs in advanced, as to avoid “no shows”. • Will participate in a Site Safety Meeting at the start of my shift, and hereby state that I will adhere to all directions and rules set forth by the person in charge on site.
In return, Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society understands that: • All volunteers will be treated with respect and decency by all persons connected to the organization. • Volunteers will not be discriminated against because of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, age, race, religion, nationality, land of origin, political affiliation, and/or disability. • All volunteers are entitled to privacy throughout the course of their voluntary work. Information regarding volunteers will not be disclosed without receiving their prior consent, unless the provisions of any applicable law stipulate to the contrary. • All volunteers are entitled to choose a position matching their personal inclination, experience, education, beliefs and employment background. Volunteers deserve consideration of their preference, profession, skills and suitability for the position, the nature of the position and the amount of time it requires. • All volunteers will receive detailed information about positions offered to them. In addition, they are also entitled to receive all necessary written information about the organization and their rights as volunteers working on its behalf. • All volunteers will determine the amount of time they donate to voluntary work. • Volunteers will enjoy appropriate working conditions and be provided with all resources and physical conditions necessary to perform their voluntary work and will operate in a physically and emotionally safe working environment. The needs of disabled volunteers will be carefully considered. • Volunteers may terminate their voluntary work with the organization, provided they give sufficient notice of their intentions.
I have read and understood the above statements with respect to my responsibilities as a volunteer as well as Habitat for Humanity’s responsibilities to me.