The individual who intends to volunteer for SNM should be committed to the following:

  • Be dependable, recognizing the commitment and responsibility to his/her volunteer assignment(s)
  • Accept assignment(s) consistent to his/her interest, abilities and time availability
  • Accept assignment(s) with open mind and a willingness to learn
  • Accept feedback from his/her supervisor and other project staff from the organization in order to do the best job possible
  • Avoid conflict of interest situations and refrain from actions that may be perceived such. Volunteers should reveal any potential or actual conflicts of interest as they arise.
  • Not accept tips, request meals to be paid for, or otherwise accept payment for his/her volunteer work from any third person or any third party
  • Address ethical concerns by speaking directly with the colleague/responder with whom he/she has the concern; and when necessary, report such to his/her leader in the defined chain of command
  • The volunteer should treat all individuals with a sense of dignity and respect. The volunteer should not in any way be judgmental towards cultural differences, living conditions and life-styles of each of the person with whom he/she works.
  • Avoid profane and abusive language and disruptive behavior that is dangerous to self and others
  • Abstain from the use of photo, audio or video recording equipment unless authorized
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of all proprietary or privileged information to which he/she gets exposed while serving as the volunteer, whether this information involves a single staff, volunteer, client or any other person.
  • Not preach anyone or pressure anyone to accept his/hers political, cultural or religious beliefs
  • Respect and use all equipment appropriately and as required for the assignment.
  • Avoid smoking of cigarettes/bidis and chewing of paan masala/ tobacco and drinking liquor while working with SNM
  • Abstain from any illegal activity
  • Wear required identification and clothing. All items of clothing must be suitable for the work environment and should not contain offensive or objectionable material (slogans or graphics)
  • Follow safe workplace practices, including participation in applicable education sessions, using appropriate personal safety equipment and reporting accidents, injuries, and unsafe situations
  • Report suspicious activities to his/her supervisor
  • Recognize that he/she has a responsibility to adhere to the rules and procedures of the agency. Failure to do so or failure to satisfactorily perform his/her volunteer assignment(s) may cause him/her to be subject to dismissal.