Darrington Strong Inc. works cooperatively with a network of partner agencies and organizations to create a vibrant and prosperous Darrington Community. The roles of volunteers may overlap between Darrington Strong projects, other groups and agencies at times. We honor the efforts of everyone involved in creating a stronger Darrington community and a better future for us all.
Darrington Strong’s Volunteer Code of Conduct promotes a shared culture of care which provides an environment that is safe, inclusive, just, fair and consistent, and sets an expectation for respectful behavior among all volunteers and a shared responsibility for each other’s wellbeing.
The Code of Conduct is based on the following values:
Safety is our highest priority and our shared responsibility
We support each other and work together to maintain a positive and welcoming community; collaboration allows us to create what we couldn’t create alone.
We respect the unique talents, limitations and backgrounds; including culture, religion, sexual orientation and gender, that each volunteer brings. Diversity is necessary for resilience.
The Code applies to interactions that occur across all of Darrington Strong’s operations, including in meetings, at events, during volunteer activities, in written communication, including online and social media, and in all other activities and places when we are representing Darrington Strong and the Darrington community.
Standards of Conduct
The goal of a standard of conduct is to educate and inspire those we interact with and create a safe environment, both physically and emotionally. In every situation, those in the Darrington Strong network are expected to conduct themselves in action, word and deeds in a manner consistent with the following standards.
All individuals have the right to:
Be treated with respect
Participate in an environment free of harassment, discrimination, or hostile conditions
Have safe working conditions
Have their time used effectively
All individuals have the responsibility to:
Make safety the highest priority
Act in a considerate and respectful manner
Perform high quality work
Care for resources
Seek and accept guidance and support
Additionally all volunteers will act in a way that is consistent with the law and with partner agencies and land managers policies.
At Darrington Strong we believe in taking responsibility for what goes on in our community and on our public lands. We believe that positive change starts with each individual and our choices in each moment.
Examples of misconduct include, but are not limited to:
Unwelcome, discriminatory, or exclusionary behavior toward others of any kind based on identities including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, mental ability, neuro(a)typicality, physical characteristic, socioeconomic background, nationality, age, religion, or beliefs. This includes but is not limited to unsolicited judgments on a person’s lifestyle choices and practices: things like food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
Disregard for personal or group safety.
Willful misuse of volunteer resources or funds.
Volunteers are encouraged to discuss issues that arise with others in an open way to help lead to improved communication and stronger working relationships. If those efforts are unsuccessful, or if volunteers do not feel comfortable discussing issues with the person responsible, please contact us at email@example.com.