The International Folk Art Market strives to be an inclusive organization. We believe that art and culture create opportunities for sharing, personal growth, and global connections. We look for ways to explore and celebrate these ties, and we seek opportunities to bring others into our activities and celebrations.
Volunteers are representatives of the International Folk Art Market. The words, attitude, and actions of IFAM Volunteers reflect upon IFAM, its Board, staff, and the other Volunteers. Because of the international nature of the Market, volunteers also represent Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the United States. Volunteers should maintain the highest standards in the conduct of their activities so they and IFAM continue to be above reproach. By volunteering with IFAM you agree to:
Putting the safety of all – yourself included - first.
Treating everyone with respect, fairness, and consideration regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ability, country of origin, or sexual orientation.
Working cooperatively as a team member with staff and other Volunteers.
Fulfilling your commitments. If for some reason you cannot make your shift, contact the appropriate individual and let them know.
Maintaining confidentiality of non-public information, and not acting upon such information for personal gain.
Being truthful and accurate in all communications, records, and reporting.
Remembering this is a family event - keep language and behavior appropriate.
Keeping personal opinions and actions separate from those made as a representative of IFAM. Remember, when wearing your Volunteer t-shirt or are in a position in which you are clearly identified as an IFAM volunteer, you are representing the organization. If you are not “on duty” and do not wish to respond to guest inquiries, please dress in street attire. If you are wearing Volunteer apparel, please do your best to assist the person making the inquiry, regardless of your duty status.
Keeping IFAM staff informed of progress, concerns, and problems within the area(s) volunteered.
Avoiding any situation where personal interests are, or appear to be, in conflict with IFAM interests.
I acknowledge that my participation as a volunteer at IFAM Santa Fe is a potentially hazardous activity. I understand that although IFAM has taken steps to provide me with limited training, equipment, and safety preparations for my participation, it is impossible for IFAM to guarantee absolute safety. Also, I understand that I share the responsibility for my safety and assume that responsibility. I agree to comply with the instructions and directions of IFAM personnel while participating.
I grant permission to be photographed or interviewed in connection with IFAM Santa Fe. I understand that any such photograph or interview may be used by IFAM for television, film, video, visual, graphic, or printed media. I agree to release and indemnify IFAM with respect to any claims related to the use of such photographs or interviews by IFAM or any media.
I understand that IFAM reserves the right to deny my participation for any reason or may dismiss me from my volunteer duties without warning.