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Volunteer Code of Conduct

The Penn State Pasto Agricultural Museum prides itself on providing, maintaining and acquiring quality exhibits as an educational adjunct of The College of Agricultural Sciences. The primary purpose of this code of conduct is to provide quality volunteers and to ensure the safety and well-being of all visitors and to promote and maintain liaisons with a variety of potential contributors while maintaining the goals and objectives of the Museum and ensuring University policies and procedures are followed. The opportunity to volunteer with the Penn State Pasto Agricultural Museum is a privileged position of trust that should be held only by those who are willing to demonstrate behaviors that fulfill this trust. For these reasons the following behavior guidelines are provided for volunteers.
  • Respect and adhere to the policies and guidelines of The Pennsylvania State University, The College of Agricultural Sciences and The Penn State Pasto Agricultural Museum.
  • Promote and support the Penn State Pasto Agricultural Museum and its programs.
  • Act in a professional, positive, respectful and ethical manner.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with and work in conjunction with the Ag Museum Administrative Policy Committee and College Administration.
  • Work cooperatively with Penn State staff and volunteers.
  • Encourage participation of and respect for individuals of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.
  • Participate in required training programs.
  • Accept volunteer assignments as personal time permits.
  • Accept changes to policies and procedures governing PSPAM and operating decisions made by the Volunteer Curator or the Dean of the College.
  • Maintain an activity log and submit it to the Volunteer Curator on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis as required by the Museum operating procedures.
  • Maintain an activity log and submit it to the Volunteer Curator on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis as required by the Museum operating procedures.
  • Attend meetings as necessary.
  • Be accountable for ones actions while attending to Penn State Pasto Agricultural Museum business.
  • Obey the laws of the locality, state and nation.
  • Make all reasonable effort to ensure that museum programs do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
  • Recognize that abuse by physical or verbal means, failure to comply with equal opportunity and anti-discrimination laws, sexual harassment, or a criminal act is not an acceptable behavior and will mandate that the services of the volunteer will no longer be necessary.
  • Permit the operation of machinery, vehicles, and other equipment in a responsible manner with a valid operator’s license and legally required insurance coverage.

 

Failure to comply with any component of the code will mandate that the services of the volunteer will no longer be required.

 

 

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CODE AGREEMENT

 

I have read the PENN STATE PASTO AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM VOLUNTEER CODE OF CONDUCT.  I am aware that my actions and decisions affect me and others and may result in the loss of privileges to serve as a volunteer for the Penn State Pasto Agricultural Museum.  I will conduct myself in accordance with the intent of the Code of Conduct.  I will accept the appropriate and logical consequences of my actions if I fail to do so.

 

 

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Signature of  Pasto Agricultural Museum Volunteer

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Penn State Pasto Agricultural Museum

 

 

COAS/PSPAM/OHR

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