As a Volunteer with The Welcome to America Project (WTAP), I understand that compliance with all of the requirements below is mandatory for everyone volunteering with WTAP (including minors). 

1. I understand that WTAP has my permission to use my name and photographs of me to promote the organization. 

2. I will inform WTAP Staff or the Volunteer Manager of any previous injuries that may affect my ability to safely complete volunteer tasks, including lifting. 

3. I understand that I must carry my own health insurance. I will not hold WTAP responsible for any unforeseen injuries or problems that may occur on the job. 

4. I understand I may not initiate or engage in any media/public event pertaining to refugees or the organization without the approval of WTAP. Requests for media engagements will be referred directly to WTAP Staff or the Volunteer Manager. 

5. I understand I may not use the WTAP logo without consent from the Program & Volunteer Director 

6. I understand that I have the right to submit a grievance to the Agency Director of WTAP should I not be satisfied with the response to the needs of, the interaction with, guidance of, care for refugee families within the scope of WTAP mission. 

7. I understand that WTAP is a group of volunteers who help set up households for refugee families and does not provide any ongoing case management for the families. For the protection of the refugee family, I will contact and work with the refugee’s resettlement agency before continuing to visit them beyond work with WTAP. 

8. I will not abuse, neglect, exploit, coerce, manipulate, retaliate against or deny food or any other basic necessities to refugee families. 

9. I understand that I am expected to report any incident, action or circumstance that I may become aware of that presents a threat, endangerment, or poses a current or future impact on refugee families to WTAP Staff or the Volunteer Manager. I understand that it is especially important to inform the WTAP Staff or the Volunteer Manager in the case of a medical emergency, in the case of a pertinent medical update or in the case of a client’s harmful threat to self or others. 

10. I understand that I may not be alone in the company of minor children without the presence of a legal guardian. I will not transport minor children for any purposes without the accompaniment of a legal guardian and expressed consent of WTAP following a background check. 

11. I understand that I may receive personal information regarding a refugee family on an as-needed basis and that a refugee family may choose to disclose personal information. I understand that refugee information is confidential, especially addresses and contact information, and that it is not to be disclosed to an outside party in written or verbal form, nor in an electronic communication such as mail, website accessible by public, etc. 

12. Many refugee clients choose not to have their photos taken for personal and/or security reasons. I understand that I may NOT photograph nor arrange a photograph of refugee families. 

13. I understand all refugee families are to be treated with dignity, respect and consideration and are not to be discriminated against based on race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or marital status. 

14. I understand that the terms listed above are not all-inclusive and may be updated, as needed. 15. I must undergo mandatory Refugee 101 training. 

Health Safety Guidelines for WTAP Volunteers

The safety of our staff, volunteers and refugees is our first priority. We understand that COVID-19 is a constantly changing situation that we are closely monitoring while staying up-to-date on all government recommendations and requirements. 

If any of the below applies to you, please DO NOT SIGN UP to volunteer/work at this me: 

● You are sick, have a fever or display symptoms of COVID-19 or any other highly contagious illness that can be easily passed from person to person. 

As a volunteer/employee at The Welcome to America Project (WTAP), I aest to the following: 

● I am not experiencing any symptoms of illness such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath. If I develop these symptoms, I agree that I will cancel my shi before arriving at the warehouse, as far in advance as possible. 

● I am aware that I must follow the safety and hygiene protocols that have been implemented by WTAP and have received the document “Health Safety Guidelines for WTAP Volunteers/Staff”. 

All volunteers/employees must adhere to the below requirements. For volunteers, our staff will provide a safety orientation at the beginning of each shi. Remain in adherence with current Arizona state and Maricopa County guidelines. Please visit CDC for most up to date guidance outside of state and county ordinance. Please visit www.cdc.gov for updated information. 

● Mask are available if you need one, you are welcome to wear one in the warehouse *Please visit www.cdc.gov for most up to date mask guidelines. 

● Wash your hands often, including at the start/end of your shi. Use soap and water, scrub for at least 20 seconds. ● Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or your sleeve when sneezing/coughing, and leave the immediate area if around other people. 

● Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. 

● Do not bring food to eat at the warehouse. Please bring your own water bottle if possible. We also have a water station for refillable water boles and disposable cups.