As professionals who work with volunteers and support volunteerism in the community, we pledge to …

 With respect to volunteers, I pledge:

  • To treat volunteers with respect and dignity
  • To create a safe working environment
  • To protect volunteers from risk
  • To provide adequate training and empowerment to accomplish assigned tasks
  • To give frequent, positive feedback
  • To provide an environment free of discrimination
  • To allow volunteers to offer feedback and constructive input into the program
  • To involve volunteers in decisions that affect them
  • To maintain confidentiality with respect to private information

 With respect to my organization, I pledge:

  • To represent and practice professionalism in the field of voluntarism in the community
  • To create and administer a program that benefits the organization and furthers its mission
  • To foster a sense of loyalty and appreciation within the volunteer corps
  • To attain professional standards by developing guidelines, policies, and processes that ensure fairness and

 With respect to my professional development, I pledge:

  • To participate in professional development every year
  • To stay abreast of changes, trends, legal issues, and challenges that affect volunteerism
  • To maintain professional connections that will enhance my knowledge and my organization’s integration in the sector