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Volunteers and giving gifts to participants
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Jeremiah Program does not allow volunteers to give gifts, it is a part of our boundaries agreement. 
 
Hi Vanessa!

We do not allow our volunteers to give gifts to clients, and explicitly state that in our Volunteer Code of Conduct. However, our volunteers rarely work with clients on an ongoing basis, so this is an unlikely situation for us in general. 

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Bobbie Tidball
Rape and Abuse Crisis Center Fargo-Moorhead

Quoted TextI'm looking for how others handle the situation of volunteers who want to give gifts to the participants/clients they work with (i.e. participant has new baby, volunteer wants to give toys/clothes/etc. or client has birthday, volunteer wants to give gift).  We have wording in our policies but I'm trying to gauge how this compares to how other orgs handle this situation.

Thank you!
Vanessa Edwards
Neighborhood House
 
I'm looking for how others handle the situation of volunteers who want to give gifts to the participants/clients they work with (i.e. participant has new baby, volunteer wants to give toys/clothes/etc. or client has birthday, volunteer wants to give gift).  We have wording in our policies but I'm trying to gauge how this compares to how other orgs handle this situation.

Thank you!
Vanessa Edwards
Neighborhood House
 
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