Statement of Privacy and Conduct
A. Volunteers are expected to conduct themselves in a manner in keeping with the core values of DCM. These are:
- Appreciation for Diversity
- Serving in Humility
- Stewardship of Resources
In case of inappropriate conduct, DCM staff may release a volunteer. If DCM staff dismisses a volunteer, the situation will be brought to the attention of the Executive Director.
B. Volunteers are discouraged from giving rides to clients in personal automobiles. In order to give a ride, the client and the volunteer must have signed release forms on file in the DCM office.
C. Volunteers must report all instances of client physical and sexual abuse to the Executive Director or director of the program at which the incident occurred.
Such a report must be made whether the abuse was client-on-client, client-on-volunteer, or volunteer-on-client.
Incident report forms are available for this purpose at the DCM office.
D. We embrace diversity. Opportunities for diversity training are to be offered for all volunteers. This training is expected of staff, volunteers, and board members.
E. Volunteers are prohibited from making unauthorized expenditures on behalf of DCM.
F. Volunteers are expected to exhibit good stewardship of DCM's resources and equipment, and should not use either in projects not directly related to DCM tasks and projects.
When using DCM computers, volunteers are prohibited from accessing pornographic material via the Internet.
G. DCM actively encourages volunteer service on the part of its former clients in all aspects of the organization, including the board. To ensure appropriate boundaries between
staff and former clients, at least six months must elapse between the time a client receives DCM services and the time she or he becomes an active volunteer unless a compelling
case can be made for an exception. The Program Manager in consultation with the Executive Director will make such a decision.