Angels’ Place employees and volunteers have an ethical and legal obligation to respect the privacy of our residents and to protect and maintain confidentiality of all information learned about the residents, their family members and friends in the course of providing services to them. Information of a confidential nature is NOT to be discussed with anyone outside of Angels’ Place and only discussed within Angels’ Place when necessary.
Angels’ Place is committed to equal opportunity and abides by all relevant laws and regulations. All Angels’ Place programs and volunteer opportunities are administered without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law. However, Angels’ Place reserves the right to exclude volunteers who do not support its mission and goals.
State Law and Regulations
- To work in proximity of our residents you must provide proof of a negative TB test that is no more than five years old.
- Angels’ Place will perform a State Background Check on all volunteers.
- Federal finger print check on volunteers working with confidential or HIPAA compliant materials.
- Due to the vulnerability of our residents we can not help you fulfill community service hours mandated by a court order.
Angels’ Place expects all volunteers and staff to conduct themselves with a high degree of professionalism, maturity, courtesy and consideration for others. Volunteers should adhere to the following behavioral guidelines:
- Smoking is not permitted inside Angels’ Place homes or vehicles.
- Use of alcohol or drugs is not permitted on Angels’ Place property.
- Use of profane language is not tolerated.
- Harassing behavior of any sort is not tolerated.
- Volunteers are expected to dress appropriately and may not wear reveling clothing or clothing with logos, pictures or writing that is derogatory or of a risqué nature.
- Volunteers are expected to be prompt and to give supervisors advance notice if unable to perform assigned duties.
In the event that a volunteer is contacted by any form of media either at the home or in the community, the volunteer should request the name and contact number of the person and inform them that someone from Angels’ Place will contact them. Releasing unauthorized information (names of residents, personal telephone numbers of staff, telephone numbers of homes, information about residents or their families, etc.) is prohibited. No member of the press should be allowed in any of the homes without the expressed approval of the Executive Director, the Director of PR and Development or his/her designee.
Photographs of volunteers may be included in newsletters, presentations, and for informational purposes if prior authorization is given. Volunteers willing to be photographed must sign the media release included on the volunteer registration form and in doing so, release Angels’ Place from any liabilities arising from such authorized use.
Commitment to Volunteers
Volunteers are vital to the success of Angels’ Place. In return for the commitment of the volunteers to our program, Angels’ Place commits itself to making the volunteer experience a productive and mutually rewarding one. So please let us know if your volunteer experience is not what you were looking for; we will happily work with you to find a more rewarding experience for you.
If you would like more information on being a volunteer please take a moment to read our Volunteer Manual.
Visiting an Angels’ Place Location
Angels’ Place must remain aware of all individuals entering the homes. As a result, a volunteer application must be on file for every volunteer. While we encourage you to bring friends and family on your volunteer visits, please inform the Volunteer Coordinator of who will be accompanying you so we can ensure he or she has completed an application.
- When you arrive at an Angels’ Place home, the administrative office or the food pantry, identify yourself as a volunteer. Home staff may ask for identification for safety reasons.
- Don’t forget to sign the volunteer sign-in book. You should be prompted to do so by the Angels’ Place employee greeting you.
Angels’ Place greatly appreciates the commitment of our volunteers and aims to make your volunteer experience a joyful and rewarding one. If for any reason you are no longer enjoying your volunteer placement, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator. We would like to know what can be done to improve your experience and those of future volunteers.
- There are many volunteer activities for all ages.
- Angels’ Place welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds and abilities.
- Volunteers under the age of 16 years old must be supervised by an adult at all times.
- Because of the nature of care delivered at Angels’ Place, we look to match individuals with assignments that are well-suited for them and their interests.
- Because of the vulnerability of those we serve personal information is required on the application.
- Please be sure to complete the application in its entirety – incomplete applications may not be processed.
- All our applications are secure and kept confidential to ensure your privacy.
- We must have your drivers license, social security number, date of birth and race to complete the mandated checks.
- Following review of the completed application form, each applicant will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator to determine interests and opportunities.