Code of conduct

Code of conduct

This code of conduct has been drawn up by Think Volunteer and applies to all employees, volunteers and interns who are affiliated with the Think Volunteer network. Referred to as “volunteer” in this document. The code of conduct consists of a number of guidelines that our volunteers must follow.

1. Every volunteer who participates in one of the trips of Think Volunteer and who is introduced to or will work on social, educational projects is obliged to participate the workshop that prepares you.

2. It is not allowed to take a child from your project to a location outside the project without permission from parents and project staff, even if this applies for project purposes.

3. It is not allowed to take a child from your project to your own accommodation.

4. Any donations/gifts should always be handed over to the target group in consultation with local staff.

5. Taking photos and/or videos is only allowed with parental and local staff approval. So always ask if you are allowed to take photos/videos. Also with regard to publishing, we are concerned with privacy.

6. Each volunteer is expected to use appropriate language around the target group of the project.

7. Every volunteer is expected to handle physical contact with the target group of the project with care.

8. Under no circumstances should children be discriminated (no 'favorites').

9. Accept the boundaries and signals that the target group gives, both verbally and non-verbally. Not everyone has the need to be touched. Be alert to this.

10. The volunteer refrains from any form of sexual approach and abuse towards the minor. All sexual acts, contacts and relationships between the volunteer and minors up to the age of 18 are not permitted under any circumstances and are considered sexually transgressive behaviour.

11. Each volunteer is expected to provide an environment in which the target group feels safe and respected.

12. If the volunteer identifies behavior that is not in accordance with this code of conduct and in case of suspicion of sexually transgressive behaviour, he is obliged to report this to the designated persons.

13. It is expected that each volunteer does not penetrate further into the private life of the target group than is functionally necessary.

14. Every volunteer is expected to show respect to the local partner organisations, local colleagues and the target group. You accept the other as he is and do not discriminate. You are a guest in this country and you adapt to the local circumstances.

15. As a volunteer you have set an example and not allowed any use of violence or aggressive behavior during the work.

16. Drugs (hard and soft) are prohibited by law in Indonesia, with strict penalties. It is expected that every volunteer does not consume drugs. Use of drugs is entirely at your own risk.

17. As a volunteer you must adhere to the rules drawn up on site by the partner organization. You are expected to always follow the instructions from the partner organization.

If the volunteer does not comply with the codes of conduct, he will be excluded from participation in the project and/or the agreement with the volunteer will be terminated.