HistoriCorps Volunteer Code of Conduct
HistoriCorps Volunteer Code of Conduct

HistoriCorps Volunteer Code of Conduct


Definition of a Volunteer

A “volunteer” is anyone who performs a task at the direction of and on behalf of HistoriCorps without compensation. A volunteer must be officially registered by HistoriCorps prior to working on a project. Unless specifically stated, volunteers are not considered as “employees.”

Code of Conduct

As a Volunteer of HistoriCorps, I affirm that:

  1. I will conduct myself in a courteous and respectful manner, exhibit good conduct and be a positive role model toward other HistoriCorps volunteers, employees, and project participants.
  2. I will contribute to a safe environment by following the protocols and directions of HistoriCorps staff.
  3. I will not harm anyone in any way, whether through harassment, physical force, verbal abuse, neglect, or other harmful actions.
  4. I will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, age, marital status, disability, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
  5. I will not use, possess, or be under the influence of illegal drugs, including marijuana (or its derivatives) or non-prescribed pharmaceuticals.
  6. I will not consume or be under the influence of alcohol during project work hours.
  7. I will not solicit gratuities, gifts or bequests for personal or professional benefit.
  8. I understand that any personal expenses will not be reimbursed without prior-approval.

Inclusion Policy

HistoriCorps does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Dismissal Policy

By signing this form, Volunteers agree that HistoriCorps may decide to dismiss a volunteer from any project at any time, for whatever reason. While on a project site, “dismissal” means that the Volunteer will be asked to leave the work site and camp site as soon as possible and may not return for the duration of the project. No volunteer will be dismissed until they have had an opportunity to discuss the reasons for possible dismissal with supervisory staff. A volunteer who is dismissed may or may not be considered for participation on future projects, as determined by the Volunteer Manager.

The volunteer may also decide to terminate their service with HistoriCorps at any time, for whatever reason. Notice of such a decision should be communicated to HistoriCorps staff as soon as possible.

This form is to be signed online when registering for projects. By signing during the registration process, you indicate that you have read, understand, and agree to abide by the above policies.