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Volunteer Agreement

The confidentiality of our clients is our utmost concern.

Please read the volunteer agreement below prior to filling out our volunteer application.

1. CONFIDENTIALITY

The Lifelong AIDS Alliance fully supports the right to privacy of:
A) Individuals requesting assistance from and/or utilizing any services of the agency, and;
B) people contributing time and/or money to Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Strictest confidentiality will be maintained at all times on the part of all staff and volunteers of Lifelong AIDS Alliance as it pertains to any information related to clients, volunteers, and donors of the agency.

In my capacity as VOLUNTEER with Lifelong AIDS Alliance, I agree not to discuss name or any other characteristics by which a client, volunteer, or donor could be identified. If a problem or question about this arises I will bring it to the attention of the VOLUNTEER SERVICES DEPARTMENT staff.

2. PERSONAL CONDUCT

All volunteers are required to conduct themselves personally and professionally in a manner that is fitting and appropriate for members of Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Each volunteer shall treat agency staff, clients, visitors, and other volunteers with courtesy, respect, and consideration.

The following policies apply to all volunteers:
Volunteers will not engage in any sexual activity with Lifelong AIDS Alliance clients with whom they have a direct, ongoing professional relationship. This includes education volunteers who may not engage in any sexual activity with education clients before a period of one month has elapsed when such a relationship arises from an educational offering. Sexual activity between volunteers and their immediate supervisors, whether Lifelong AIDS Alliance staff or volunteer, is also forbidden.

Any unwelcome sexual advance, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, constitutes sexual harassment and is expressly forbidden. Such conduct has the purpose of substantially interfering with an individual's work performance, by creating an intimidating, hostile, and offensive work environment.

3. SUBSTANCE USE

Volunteers will refrain from the use of recreational drugs and alcohol on agency premises, at any Lifelong AIDS Alliance event, and with clients.

4. BACKGROUND CHECKS

Because Lifelong AIDS Alliance is a service organization, we must screen all volunteers to ensure the safety of clients, staff, visitors and fellow volunteers.  If you have a criminal history or there is a question, you will be contacted by a staff member in Volunteer Services.  A positive check will not automatically bar you from volunteering.  All  results will be attached to your application and will remain strictly confidential.