Students between the ages of 14-17 should complete this form if interested in becoming a St. Vincent de Paul Dayton volunteer. Anyone 18 or above should fill out the application for Individuals or Groups, depending on their situation. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom. NOTE: only students ages 14 or older are permitted to volunteer on site at SVdP and they must have a parent or guardian with them.


Student (Applicant) Information


Volunteer Experience


Parent/Guardian Information


Availability


Parent/Guardian Review and Approval

Parents/guardians: please type in your full name and the date you reviewed and approved this application with your student.


Student Applicant Agreement

I agree that the information contained in this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I agree that my parent/guardian has reviewed and approved this application for volunteer service at St. Vincent de Paul.
I agree I have read and understand the Code of Ethics for Student Volunteers as listed here:
1. I will be conscious of the fact that everything I do, directly or indirectly, reflects upon the St. Vincent de Paul organization as a whole.

2. I will hold myself to the highest standard of conduct reflective of my position as a volunteer and the work that I do, always striving to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.

3. I will recognize the worth, dignity and uniqueness of all persons, and will at all times treat staff members, volunteers, clients, customers, and residents with the highest respect, regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, political belief, mental or physical disability, military status, status as a veteran or any types of discrimination based on personal characteristics, conditions or status.

4. I will at all times clearly distinguish between statements made by me as a private individual and statements representing St. Vincent de Paul and/or statements that could be mistakenly interpreted as representing St. Vincent de Paul

5. I will at all times conduct myself in a professional manner while volunteering, in public places, at times when customers, clients and/or supporters of the St. Vincent de Paul organization are present, as well as remaining in full compliance with the St. Vincent de Paul volunteer manual.

6. I will at no time aid or abet a client and/or anyone else in any form of illegal activity, or participate in any illegal activity that would directly or indirectly reflect adversely on the agency’s integrity or expose the organization to any negative publicity.

7. I will never knowingly contribute to enabling a client’s irresponsible behavior, or put my own safety or the safety of others at risk and I will immediately report this behavior to management.

8. I will at all times avoid relationships or commitments that conflict or may conflict with the interests of the St. Vincent de Paul organization and my position while on and off property.

9. I will actively work to expand choices and opportunities for all people, with special regard for disadvantaged or oppressed groups of people.

10. I will avoid even the appearance of exploitation of professional relationships for personal gain. This includes providing service to or receiving services from guests outside of normal work duties whether for pay or not.

11. I will at no time accept gifts (monetary or otherwise) from customers, clients, residents, or staff without prior approval from senior management whether occurring on or off St. Vincent de Paul property.

12. I will not purchase or sell any merchandise or service to clients, customers, residents, or staff, nor will I engage in their hire for personal projects without prior approval from management.

13. I will at no time engage in activities that could be interpreted as being designed to proselytize or convert a customer, client, resident, volunteer, or staff member to a particular religious belief or church.

14. I will actively work to prevent practices that are inhumane or discriminatory against any person or group of persons and report these instances to shelter management immediately.

15. I will respect the privacy of staff members, customers, clients, volunteers, and residents and hold in strict confidence all information obtained in the course of providing professional services, to include:
• Disclosure of confidential information regarding any facet of the program or its participants without prior approval from senior management;
• Acknowledging to anyone outside the agency that an individual is a participant, client, customer resident or recipient of any agency program or services without a release of information or prior approval from senior management;
• Discussing or revealing any confidential information regarding employees or volunteers of the St. Vincent de Paul organization; and
• Making statements to the media and/or posting confidential or negative statements about the St. Vincent de Paul organization, clients, residents, staff members or volunteers on social media.
• I will not take photos or video recordings of clients, residents, staff or other volunteers at any time, without written permission from the Administrative Offices of St. Vincent de Paul.

16. I will at no time use profanity, vulgarity, obscenities, or discriminatory slurs against or involving customers, clients, residents, staff or volunteers.

17. I will not be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol while volunteering or acting as a representative, actual or perceived, of the St. Vincent de Paul organization.

18. I will actively work to provide customers, clients, and residents with accurate information regarding programs and services available within the agency and the community.

19. I will at no time transport a client or resident for any reason.