This Code of Conduct outlines the general conduct required of any person representing Planned Pethood; including, but not limited to, all employees, board members, volunteers and fosters.
Each person bound by this Code of Conduct will read, agree to, abide by and sign the Code when it is enacted. All future employees, board members, volunteers and fosters will read, agree to, abide by and sign the Code of Conduct at the beginning of their tenure.
The Code of Conduct applies whenever and wherever the people bound by it are at a PPI-sponsored event or representing PPI in any capacity or conversation.
1. DRESS CODE
- You should be neat and clean when representing Planned Pethood, with proper
attention to personal hygiene and clothing in good repair. Allowance will be made
for the effects of dealing with the animals.
- One PPI T-shirt will be provided by the organization to each volunteer (and every
member of the family that volunteers) and must be worn to adoption events.
Additional shirts may be purchased at a nominal cost. Volunteers who do not have
or have forgotten their T-shirts will wear a PPI apron, which must be returned that
2. PERFORMANCE OF DUTIES
- If you are asked and agree to do something, please follow through.
- Volunteers should be willing to work and help where needed. Remember that some
volunteers have limitations and assist in other ways.
- Always work within the confines of the law.
3. HONESTY, TOLERANCE, and SOCIABILITY are first and foremost.
- Be honest with program coordinators, each other and potential adopters.
- Practice tolerance.
4. PUBLIC IMAGE
- Appearance must comply with dress code.
5. INTERACTIONS AMONG PPI REPRESENTATIVES
- Be polite to each other, refrain from possibly offensive language.
- Settle disputes in private, away from the adoption area.
- Be respectful and use positive communication among volunteers and others, being
sensitive to other people's needs.
6. BEHAVIOR TOWARD PUBLIC
- Maintain a professional demeanor.
- Smile, introduce yourself, be helpful.
- Refrain from using offensive language.
- Do not overtly disagree with people who are potential donors, adopters or
7. RESULTS OF BREACHES OF CODE OF CONDUCT
- Handled first privately, on a personal level.
- Review of Code.
- Reported to and mediated by the head of the program involved or that person's
- Referred to President of the Board of Directors.
- Sanctions for continuous and grievous infractions will result in a review of the
volunteer's status and possible probation and/or termination.