Volunteer Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

As a volunteer at the Illawarra Folk Festival, we contribute to the success of the festival by:

  • Exhibiting at all times a positive and friendly approach with the purpose of ensuring festival attendees and volunteers have an enjoyable and memorable experience;
  • Promoting the festival at all times as a fun, interesting and diverse event;
  • Acknowledging the importance of our individual contributions to the total effort involved in providing a happy and comfortable, yet safe and structured environment;
  • Always demonstrating the volunteer ethic by being mindful of situations requiring attention or resolution.¬† This may involve alerting the delegated control points (injury, illness, missing armbands, unacceptable behaviour) or resolving the issue on the spot (ad hoc rubbish removal);
  • Respecting and assisting each other to the best of our ability;
  • Respecting all people we come in contact with regardless of their race, religion, colour or age;
  • Be aware of any issues that may cause problems and report to the Shift Manager;
  • Following WH&S practices and policies;
  • Ensuring we are not under the effects of drugs or alcohol while volunteering.

Terms of Agreement

  • I agree to abide by the Code of Conduct.
  • I agree to carry out my volunteer tasks according to the rostered hours.
  • I agree to contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator as early as possible if circumstances prevent my being able to undertake volunteering at the festival.
  • I agree to contact my team leader as early as possible if circumstances prevent my commencing a shift
  • I agree not to talk to the media or make public comments whilst¬†fulfilling my volunteer role.
  • If I breach the Code of Conduct, I acknowledge I may be relieved of my duties and escorted from the site. Such conduct may also result in denial of future volunteer applications.