GAP/Volunteer Code of Conduct
As a GAP/volunteer you will be treated and viewed as a member of staff by those you work with and alongside. As such you need to act in a responsible and professional manner at all times during your placement.
- It is our expectation that you fulfil the entirety of your commitment to your placement. By failing to do so you are letting your host, GAP and yourself down.
- Challenge yourself, be constantly willing to help and make a difference. Remember that volunteering is a selfless act where aiding others is more important than personal gain.
- The ultimate responsibility for your health and wellbeing lies with you. Be sensible in your actions and do not take unnecessary risks.
- Be considerate and treat your GAP/volunteer partner, fellow volunteers and host with respect. Show adaptability, resourcefulness and maturity and look for compromise if conflict arises.
- Be open minded with regard to cultural differences and respectful of the environment you live in. This applies to the way you dress, your use of language and the way you behave.
- Please follow the rules/expectations at Kormilda College and always question whether your actions are appropriate to your circumstance.
- It is common sense, but any form of drug-taking is unacceptable and will result in instant dismissal from the College. If you are associated with Lattitude Global Volunteering or other like organisations they will be powerless to assist you if you are arrested for drug use.
- Always consult with your host and ask in advance should you wish to take some leave. Ensure you provide a contact number and a rough plan of your travel itinerary for use in the event of an emergency. It is not acceptable to return to your placement late after a period of holiday unless due to unforeseen circumstance. If this is the case please contact your host as a matter of courtesy.
- If you have a problem on placement, your host and Lattitude Global Volunteering or like organisations cannot resolve your placement unless you inform them. Always look to actively seek solutions with your host and local representative. If the issue is still not resolved to your satisfaction then contact your Project Manager.
- If you wish to end your placement, you must contact the Organisation that has placed you. If you leave your placement before the agreed departure date (other than in extenuating circumstances) you will no longer be under the auspices of Lattitude Global Volunteering or like organisations and in Australia your visa will become invalid.
- Under the terms of a volunteering visa you are not allowed to seek paid employment in the country of your placement.