Volunteer Terms & Conditions


I will not disclose any personal information pertaining to older adult members, volunteers, donors, or staff members from Friends and Co. If I volunteer for administrative work, I will not disclose organizational information or data without permission.
Background Check:
I understand that to help ensure the safety of the people Friends and Co serves, volunteers are required to pass and submit a background check. I agree to such a check, and I understand that the results will determine which, if any, volunteer role I am assigned.
Discrimination Policy:
I will treat all older adult members, other volunteers, donors, guests, and staff with dignity and respect. Further, I will not discriminate on any basis including the following: age, gender, race, national origin, religious belief, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, socioeconomic status, or citizenship.
Harassment policy:
I agree to adhere to Friends and Co’s anti-harassment policy, which prohibits volunteers from engaging in intimidating, hostile, inappropriate or offensive behavior toward members, volunteers, donors, guests, or staff. Such behaviors include derogatory or degrading comments, unwanted touch, or illegal activity, etc. If I witness or experience such behavior, I will immediately report my concern to a Friends and Co staff member.
Medical advice:
I will not give medical advice to an Elder Friend. I will contact a Friends and Co staff member immediately if I have any concerns regarding an older adult’s medications or medical care.
Repudiation of Gifts and Professional Services:
Volunteers and staff may not accept individual cash gifts or non-financial gifts from our older adults (with the exception of small token gifts totaling $25 or less in any given year). They may not accept a bequest from an older adult; provide financial, banking, or tax advice; act as a representative payee or conservator; serve as a trustee or personal representative for the estate of an older adult, or perform any type of assistance to the older adult for pay. Loaning money to or borrowing money from an older adult member is also strictly prohibited. Every volunteer and staff member are required to sign a Repudiation of Gifts statement.
Waiver and Release of Liability:
In consideration of the risk of injury while volunteering and as consideration for the right to volunteer, I knowingly and voluntarily enter into this waiver and release of liability. I waive all rights, claims, or causes of action arising from my volunteering. I release and discharge Friends and Co for any injury, or emotional loss incurred as a result of volunteering, including traveling related volunteering.