Code of Conduct


We require all volunteers to agree to our Code of Conduct to safeguard themselves and the projects we work with


  • Treat everyone with respect regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality or religious beliefs
  • Look after yourself and others
  • Fulfill the expected volunteer role including duties, working days and working times
  • Follow rules and all reasonable instructions at the project and from support staff
  • Follow local laws and respect local customs
  • Follow Pod Volunteer’s Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy, where applicable
  • Bring any concerns or issues to the attention of the local team / Pod Volunteer UK office as soon as possible


  • Put yourself or others at risk
  • Do anything that could cause harm to people, animals, property or the environment
  • Behave in any way that is inappropriate, illegal or could jeopardise the work of Pod Volunteer and its Partner projects
  • Be absent without prior communication
  • Discriminate in any way
  • Display any form of aggression or abuse to others
  • Have any inappropriate physical, verbal, electronic or online contact with others