General rules for volunteers
Assumptions: We do not anticipate nor have we had any real altercations but one. Be prepared, (Stay Aware) of what is happening around you and hope for the best.
v All volunteers should know how many clients are in the shelter at the time of their shift and be made aware of persons of interest.
v Access to the shelter is through back designated doors only
v No board games allowed after lights out
v Electronics only with headphones
v Men and women do not sleep together
v Any issues and or altercations are to be addressed by the team lead however all volunteers should be aware and ready to assist
v If a request is made, a volunteer should provide it to the requester they are not to get it themselves, see team lead with any questions
v It is important to understand general signs of withdrawal. Mood swings, anxiety, loud behavior and easily agitated