Students Offering Support prides itself on fostering a positive atmosphere for volunteers, be they volunteering at an SOS chapter, participating on an Outreach trip, or working with Head Office. As an organization, we continuously aim to be highly effective in the work we do, and gain credibility on campus, among professors, faculty, and with the students and communities we support. To retain such credibility, all volunteers will adhere to the following Code Of Conduct:
1. Students Offering Support is fundamentally a charitable organization. All members are required to conduct actions in a charitable manner.
2. All SOS volunteers are to approach conflict in a professional manner. Failure to resolve conflict with other volunteers will require mediation from executive volunteers and could result in penalties for those involved in the conflict.
3. Volunteers are expected to behave in a diligent and productive way as a member of SOS. Should a volunteer feel they couldn’t contribute to their role as is required, they must either seek a better-fitting position within the organization or resign.
4. Stealing is absolutely prohibited from any member of SOS. Immediate dismissal will ensue if volunteers attempt to steal.
5. Verbal or physical abuse by SOS members unto other members is absolutely prohibited. Immediate dismissal will ensue if volunteers are found to have verbally or physically abused others.
6. Coercion, tied selling, or pressuring techniques employed by any member involved in marketing the SOS name to others, whether it be through advertising SOS to other students, businesses or community members outside of the University, are directly prohibited. Any member found employing these techniques will be immediately dismissed. When representing SOS, act in accordance with the laws of the region.
7. Attendance is mandatory at all SOS meetings, unless a legitimate excuse is provided in reasonable time before the meeting is to take place.
8. SOS members are eligible for performance reviews by their superiors. If performance is felt to be lacking in any way, supervisors have the right to intervene.
· If a volunteer’s performance continuously falls below the level established by the organization for the volunteer, or if their performance threatens to damage SOS’s reputation within the community, supervisors have the right to intervene.
*Failure to adhere to the code of conduct will result in intervention by the volunteer’s supervisor.
**If a volunteer feels their actions did not infringe the code’s policies, they may appeal to their superior’s supervisor. However, they may also uphold the ruling.
***Not comprehending any section of the SOS Code of Conduct is not a legitimate excuse for a volunteer’s actions. Any discrepancies volunteers may have should be brought to the attention of their immediate supervisor or the VP of Human Resources.
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