Rights and Responsibilities

It is your right

  • To receive the orientation, training and supervision necessary to do the job.
  • To feel that your efforts have real purpose and contribute to the organization's mission.
  • To receive feedback and evaluation on the work that you perform.
  • To be treated with respect and as an equal partner within the organization.
  • To be trusted with confidential information necessary to carry out your assignment.
  • To be kept informed on relevant matters within the organization you work with.
  • To expect that your time will not be wasted by poor planning or coordination by the organization.
  • To be covered under the organization's liability policy for volunteers in the event of an accident.

It is Your Responsibility

  • Not to take on more responsibility than you can handle
  • To meet time commitments or to provide appropriate notice so alternative arrangements can be made.
  • To perform the tasks assigned to you to the best of your ability.
  • To provide input on ways your tasks might be better performed.
  • To follow organizational policies and procedures.
  • To respect those confidences entrusted to you.
  • To be open-minded and respectful towards opinions shared with you.
  • To notify the organization in advance of absences or schedule changes that may affect them.

Let RSVP Know

It is very important that RSVP knows how much time you spend volunteering in the community because: The federal government requires us to keep track of your time spent volunteering as a means of assessing our performance.

It provides information to our legislators about the types of volunteer work and number of hours served.

It helps RSVP promote seniors as active contributing members of the community.

It indicates that you are an active RSVP volunteer and thus allows you to participate in RSVP recognition events, and receive all the volunteer benefits.