Welcome to Urban Ministries of Wake County. Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom. Thank you for your interest! Please note: we do not typically have night and weekend opportunities. Please check our website for remote/virtual volunteering. https://urbanmin.org/get-involved/volunteer/
This section is voluntary (select "prefer not to answer" for any questions you do not wish answer), and any information you provide us will be completely confidential. This information collected is used to monitor our success at attracting and maintaining a diverse volunteer corps in order to better serve our communities. It is also used in our annual report and for the purpose of writing various grant proposals.
Are you part of other community organizations? This information helps us get to know you better and supports Urban Ministries vibrant and growing community of volunteers.
Please indicate all volunteer positions you are interested in. Click on the position to learn more about that role and volunteer shift times.
Please select any languages you can fluently speak.
I grant Urban Ministries permission to use any photos taken of me on premise or at events for marketing purposes (website, flyers and brochures, social media, etc.)
Do you or does anyone in your family currently receive services from Urban Ministries of Wake County?
Have you been convicted of the following. Individuals with violent crimes or crimes of a sexual nature will NOT be allowed to volunteer.
1. A violent
2. A sexual crime
Please add additional information you would like Urban Ministries to know.
It is the policy of Urban Ministries of Wake County to provide volunteer opportunities at all times without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, qualified disability, age (40 years of age or older), veteran status or other characteristic or activity protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, harassment of volunteers by Agency employees including co-workers, supervisors, managers and executives, as well as any non-employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, qualified disability, age (40 years of age or older), veteran status or other characteristic or activity protected by federal, state or local law is unacceptable conduct, which will not be tolerated.
1. General Policy Statement on Harassment
Urban Ministries of Wake County believes that all volunteers are entitled to work in an environment free from harassment, intimidation and coercion, allowing each volunteer to reach his/her full potential. This policy applies to harassment by any Agency employees, including co-workers, supervisors, managers and executives, as well as any non-employees present in Urban Ministries’ workplace or interacting with Urban Ministries’ employees in connection with their work. Such prohibited harassment can arise from a broad range of physical or verbal behavior, which may include, but is not limited to, the following:
a. Physical or mental abuse;
b. Insults, jokes, slurs or comments based on an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national
origin, qualified disability, age (40 years of age or older), veteran status or other characteristic or activity protected
by federal, state or local laws; or
c. Display of suggestive, offensive or discrimination-oriented pictures or materials.
2. Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is a specific form of illegal harassment that requires more explanation. Urban Ministries bases its definition of sexual harassment on information provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
According to EEOC guidelines, sexual harassment includes, but is not necessarily limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
a. Submission to or rejection of such conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s volunteering;
b. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for volunteer decisions affecting such individual; or
c. Such conduct unreasonably interferes with an individual’ work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.
d. Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to, the following:
i. The victim as well as the harasser may be a woman or man. The victim does not have to be of the opposite sex.
ii. The harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, an agent of the employer, a supervisor in another area, a co-volunteer or a non-employee.
iii. The victim does not have to be the person harassed, but could be anyone affected by the offensive conduct.
iv. Unlawful sexual harassment may occur without economic injury to or discharge of the victim.
v. The harasser’s conduct must be unwelcome.
3. Complaint Procedure
It is the shared obligation of all employees to report any and all incidents of suspected harassment to the Executive Director. Any volunteer who believes he or she has been subjected to unlawful harassment, or who believes he or she has witnessed one or more incidents of unlawful harassment, should immediately report the incident or incidents to his or her immediate supervisor, or, alternatively, to any other supervisor, and to the Executive Director.
Acknowledgement of Harassment Policy
I have read the Urban Ministries of Wake County’s Harassment Policy. I agree that I will report any and all incidents of harassment, of which I am aware, to my supervisor, or, alternatively, to any other supervisor and to the Executive Director. I understand that if I feel that it is necessary or justified by circumstances, I should report the harassment or any retaliatory action to the Executive Director. I understand that any violation of the Harassment Policy may be grounds for disciplinary action up to and including termination.
I WILL ABIDE BY THE RULES AND POLICIES SET FORTH IN THIS DOCUMENT