Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement

Values for volunteer involvement:
Volunteer involvement is vital to a just and democratic society.
It fosters civic responsibility, participation, and interaction.
Volunteer involvement strengthens communities.
It promotes change and development by identifying and responding to
community needs.
Volunteer involvement mutually benefits both the volunteer and the organization.
It increases the capacity of organizations to accomplish their goals and provides
volunteers with opportunities to develop and contribute.
Volunteer involvement is based on relationships.
Volunteers are expected to act with integrity and be respectful and responsive to
others with whom they interact.
Guiding principals for volunteer involvement
Voluntary organizations recognize that volunteers are a vital human resource and will
commit to the appropriate infrastructure to support volunteers.
The organization’s practices ensure effective volunteer involvement.
The organization commits to providing a safe and supportive environment
for volunteers.
Volunteers make a commitment and are accountable to the organization.
Volunteers will act with respect for beneficiaries and the community.
Volunteers will act responsibly and with integrity.