Code of Conduct for Volunteers

We believe that our volunteers are responsible people, respectful of others and motivated to promote and fulfil the aims and focus of Borders Forest Trust.  We therefore expect our volunteers to agree to and follow the Trust’s Code of Conduct for Volunteers, as described below;

  1. Health and safety instructions must be followed at all times, including the use of personal protective equipment. Volunteers must check in and out with the group leader when on activities, and provide emergency contact details.
  2. As a representative of Borders Forest Trust, your behaviour and communication should promote and maintain confidence and trust in our organisation and its work.
  3. Language or behaviour which could be seen as offensive or discriminatory will not be accepted or tolerated in any situation.  This includes antisocial or other problematic behaviour. Working whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not allowed.  Alcohol may be enjoyed at a responsible level at appropriate times, such as on overnight camps, but should not breach this code of conduct.
  4. Bullying or harassment of staff, other volunteers or any other individual or organisations connected with Borders Forest Trust is unacceptable and will not be tolerated

Failure to adhere to any part of the Code of Conduct will result in the volunteer being asked to cease their activities with Borders Forest Trust.