Please complete this application form if you are 18 years or older and interested in becoming a St. Vincent de Paul Dayton Accompaniment volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom.
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If your reason for volunteering is because you have to complete court ordered community service please let us know in the notes section below.
Accompaniment is a core part of the St. Vincent de Paul missions statement. Our Mission is to, with Christian purpose, accompany those in need one person at a time by focusing on shelter, food, and clothing.
What do we mean to accompany those in need?
It is to have an understanding that a homeless person you encounter may be experiencing the hardest day of their lives. Homelessness can be sudden, and therefore traumatic for many people, similar to a family member suddenly passing away or a loved one seriously injured in the hospital. It is often shocking, scary, and exhausting. For others, homelessness is a chronic condition due to persistent severe mental illness and / or addictions to mood altering drugs.
To accompany a guest means to:
Not ask “what is wrong with this individual?” when a guest comes to our shelters but to consider what may have happened to this individual.
Tell us what does accompaniment mean to you?
I agree that the information provided is accurate and truthful. I understand submission of this application does not guarantee placement as a volunteer. I understand that all prospective volunteers will receive consideration without discrimination due to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital, military or veteran status or any other legal protected status.
I also agree that I have reviewed and agree to the Code of Ethics as listed here:
Code of Ethics for Volunteers
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 avoid any romantic attachments and/or sexual relationships with staff members whether directly or indirectly, and with clients, customers, and/or residents, whether they are temporary or long-term participants in an agency program or activity.
10. I understand that, as a St. Vincent de Paul volunteer, I am not permitted to invite clients or residents into my home for any reason, nor am I permitted to spend the night in a client’s or resident’s quarters. This also extends to staff members.
11. I will actively work to expand choices and opportunities for all people, with special regard for disadvantaged or oppressed groups of people.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. I will at no time use profanity, vulgarity, obscenities, or discriminatory slurs against or involving customers, clients, residents, staff or volunteers.
19. 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.
20. I will actively work to provide customers, clients, and residents with accurate information regarding programs and services available within the agency and the community.
21. I will at no time transport a client or resident for any reason.