Language and Images

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Pod Volunteer guidelines for the use of images and language

Pod Volunteer images and language should:

  • Have the appropriate permission, understanding and participation of the subject
  • Accurately depict the project and volunteer role
  • Be genuine and trustworthy
  • Reflect the reality of people, animals and environments we work with
  • Aim to improve the public understanding of the communities where we work
  • Reflect the positive benefit that our volunteers are bringing and the achievements of our projects
  • Not stereotype, sensationalise or discriminate against people, places and situations
  • Not be condescending
  • Maintain the dignity of the subject and respect the equality of all people
  • Conform to the highest standards in relation to human rights and child & vulnerable adult protection

AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • Tourism Concern
  • Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust
  • Right Tourism
  • DOFE
  • theguardian
  • the independent
  • Sunday Times
  • Year Out Group
  • Best Volunteering Organisation
  • Wall Street Journal