Volunteer Rules and Regulations
Volunteers are identified as persons who perform duties or tasks for the food bank without wages or benefits.
Volunteers must complete an application form and be age 15 or older (unless specified).
Volunteers are recognized by the public as representatives of the food bank and shall be guided by the same work and behavior code as employees.
All attire must be clean and modest. Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes; no sandals or flip-flops allowed; jeans, shorts (shorts’ length must be at least to your fingertips) t- shirts are acceptable, but please consider carefully the message on your tshirt; no tank tops or bare midriff tops and all undergarments must be covered, (no visible underwear - including pants hanging under the waist). Volunteers not properly attired will be asked to leave.
Hygiene: As SHF volunteers work in close proximity, practicing good hygiene is simply good manners. Please do not bring personal items such as purses, iPods or cell phones into the food bank, as we cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items. Cell phones, iPods or other personal devices are not to be used during your work shift.
Any illicit materials, including but not limited to weapons, alcohol and/or narcotics within the premises are strictly forbidden.
Volunteers must not under any circumstances climb on or attempt to operate any power machinery in the warehouse. Misuse of any equipment cannot be tolerated and is grounds for terminating the volunteer relationship.
Contributions of food and other resources to our mission are given with the intent of them benefiting people who are living in poverty. As a volunteer, if you find yourself in need, please do not take any items from Shared Harvest Foodbank without expressed consent from authorized personnel. Any items deemed unfit for distribution are for safety reasons. These items must be discarded in designated waste containers.
Lack of respect for other volunteers and staff; an unwillingness to complete the assigned duty in an appropriate manner or time; use of vulgar or inappropriate language; and/or any display of anger, harassment, or other inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated.
The Shared Harvest Food Bank reserves the right to accept or deny any volunteer.
Thank you for caring enough to make a difference.
Volunteer Application Agreement
By entering my name below I acknowledge that I am an "at-will" volunteer of Shared Harvest Foodbank (SHF), meaning that SHF may terminate my volunteer position at any time with or without prior notice. Similarly, I may quit for any reason, at any time, and with or without prior notice. I am volunteering my time and services to (SHF). I recognize that I will be working in and around an active warehouse and as such, I may be exposed to the normal hazards of this type of environment. While the SHF Board of Directors and staff are always concerned about safety and try to provide a safe workplace, I accept that I am ultimately responsible for my own safety and wellbeing while volunteering.
Photo Consent: (1) I consent to the photographing and/or video of my person by SHF, its agents, and their respective licensees, successors and assigned (herein collectively called “the licensed parties”), the right to use, publish and copyright my name, picture, portrait and likeness in advertising, and other printed and digital matter. (2) I agree that any pictures taken of me by the licensed parties are owned by them. If I should receive any print, negative or any other copy thereof, I shall not authorize its use by anyone
(3) I agree that no advertisement or other material need be submitted to me for any further approval and the licensed parties shall be without liability to me for any distortion or illusionary effect resulting from the publication of my picture, portrait or likeness. I agree to hold SHF and its agents harmless from any Claim by any third party arising out of any inaccuracy or breach of any representations and warranties herein. Initial
Liability Release: I hereby agree to hold SHF and its agents harmless from any past, present, and future claims, actions, demands, liability, rights, damages or losses that I, my beneficiaries, administrators, executors or assigns had, have now or may have in the future in connection with the or likeness and/or use, including without limitation, any actions for trademark or copyright infringement, violations of rights of publicity or privacy, or for blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or any use of the photographs. I agree to hold SHF and its agents harmless from any claim by any third party arising out of any inaccuracy or breach of any representations and warranties herein.
If you would like to retain a copy of this application,
please print before submitting.