Volunteer Program Requirements and Code of Conduct
The primary purpose of this Code of Conduct is to establish a high standard of volunteer behavior that will ensure the safety and wellbeing of all volunteers involved in the San Mateo Arboretum Society (SMAS).
- All San Mateo Arboretum Society (SMAS) Volunteers MUST be current members of the organization.
- All volunteers are required to verify their hours worked in order to comply with our nonprofit status.
- All volunteers agree to uphold the phlosophy, principles, and policies of SMAS as outlined in the mission statement.
- All volunteers are required to behave in a manner consistent with mutual respect, positive attitudes, accountability, teamwork and dedication.
- All volunteers are required to agree to abide by the San Mateo Arboretum Society, Inc. Volunteer Code of Conduct.
Volunteer Code of Conduct
It is the goal of SMAS to promote a productive work environment by not tolerating any conduct that is disruptive, offensive, or hostile. Volunteering for SMAS is a privilege, not a right. Unacceptable behavior, on the part of any volunteer, is subject to review and possible discipline by the Board of Directors.
Unacceptable behavior includes but is not limited to:
- Abuse of or mistreatment of other volunteers or patrons
- Malicious gossip and/or spreading rumors.
- Unwillingness to support and further the mission of SMAS and/or its programs/activities.
Should the behavior of any volunteer be contrary to the Volunteer Code of Conduct, the followinq disciplinary steps may be taken by the Board:
- A written warning will be issued together with an invitation to meet with the Board to discuss the issue(s).
- Continuance of unacceptable behavior may result in immediate expulsion from the organization and all its activities.
I have read and I understand the San Mateo Arboretum Society's Code of Conduct I agree to abide by the rules described above and understand thatI may be removed as a volunteer if I violate any of these rules.