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Information to volunteers

What is a volunteer?

A "volunteer" is anyone who, without compensation or expectation of compensation beyond reimbursement, performs a task at the direction of and on behalf of the Nick and Kelly Heart Camp. A "volunteer" must be officially accepted and enrolled by the Nick and Kelly Heart Camp prior to the performance of the task. Unless specifically stated, volunteers shall not be considered as "employees" of the agency.

Service as a Volunteer?

Our agency accepts the service of all volunteers with the understanding that such service is at the sole discretion of the Nick and Kelly Heart Camp. Volunteers agree that the agency may at any time, for whatever reason, decide to terminate the volunteer's relationship with the Nick and Kelly Heart Camp.

The volunteer may at any time, for whatever reason, decide to sever the volunteer's relationship with the agency. Notice of such a decision should be communicated as soon as possible to the program director.

Representing the Nick and Kelly Heart Camp:

Volunteers are asked to not contact organizations or individuals on behalf of the Nick and Kelly Heart Camp unless they are given written directions to do so by the respective committee leader. Volunteers are authorized to act as representatives of the Nick and Kelly Heart Camp as specifically indicated within their committee descriptions and only to the extent of assigned duties.


Volunteers are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all proprietary or privileged information to which they are exposed to while serving as a volunteer, whether this information involves a single staff member, volunteer, camper, other person, or involves overall Nick and Kelly business. Failure to maintain confidentiality may result in termination of the volunteer's relationship with the agency or other corrective action.

Dismissal of a volunteer:

Volunteers who do not adhere to the policies of the Nick and Kelly Heart Camp or who fail to satisfactorily perform their volunteer assignment are subject to dismissal. No volunteer will be terminated until the volunteer has had an opportunity to discuss the reasons for possible dismissal with supervisory staff. Possible grounds for dismissal may include, but are not limited to, the following: gross misconduct or insubordination, theft of property or misuse of agency materials, abuse or mistreatment of campers, staff or other volunteers, failure to abide by Nick and Kelly policies and procedures, and failure to satisfactorily perform assigned duties.

Cigarettes, drugs, and/or alcohol:

PROHIBITED at camp and if violated, will result in immediate dismissal.

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