Volunteer Guidelines

 

SITE PLACEMENT EXPECTATIONS

•    Contact your site supervisor to set up your first visit.

•    Visit the agency's website before you begin your service (if applicable).
•    If any problems or conflicts arise between you and the agency you are serving, contact the director of community engagement IMMEDIATELY (315-445-4185 or bairdad@lemoyne.edu).

 

SERVICE-LEARNING EXPECTATIONS

•    Meet individually with the director of community engagement to identify the agency you will be serving.
•    Fill out required paperwork from the agency and return to appropriate people in a timely manner.
•    Transportation arrangements are YOUR responsibility! They should be made a week in advance. Please contact (315) 445-4110 to be put on the schedule for the service van. (No student may ride in the van if she/he is not on the schedule.)

•    If evaluations are a part of your service, please see that they are to the appropriate people in a timely manner.

•    Submit your Hours Verification in a timely manner.

 

CHILDREN

•    Be careful of physical contact: avoid hugging, rough housing, etc.
•    Talk to your supervisor if you suspect any type of abuse.
•    You are a role model: use professional language and behaviors.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

•    What happens at the agency, stays at the agency.
•    Do not identify people by name in reports/discussions.
•    Problems or concerns?

Talk privately with Director of Community Engagement or your professor.

 

COURSE CREDIT

•    Given for REFLECTION, not service.
•    Check with your professor for set hours or specific project and attendance & behavior policies.
•    If a student does not follow the agency's procedures or fails to notify the agency if s/he is unable to attend, the student may be dismissed from the agency and, thus, not be able to complete the service-learning requirement for the class.
•  The Director of Community Engagement will notify both the student and the professor of the course if an agency contacts her with concerns about a student's behavior.