ETHICAL STANDARD AND ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR
- No ADRA Volunteer shall make financial or social promises to anyone under the assumption that ADRA Cayman Islands will be able to fulfill those promises.
- All volunteers of ADRA shall act in a manner that is respectful and follow values that are uplifting to all humanity, such as integrity, respect, empathy, and good judgement when providing services to anyone especially those who are vulnerable during any disaster.
- Volunteers shall not take advantage of anyone during any disaster, such as withholding supplies for attempting to solicit any form of social, financial or sextual favors when providing services.
- No volunteer or Executive members of ADRA Cayman Islands shall use their position to obtain favors from persons who are deemed vulnerable and any such behavior shall not be tolerated by ADRA.
- While we appreciate that persons may want to donate property and other forms of assets to ADRA Cayman Islands, any such promises must be documented under the prescribed Cayman Islands Government transfer of ownership regulations and legal agreements. Verbal consent is not acceptable under these conditions.
- All volunteers must remember that they will be communicating with people from different cultures, values and beliefs and some forms of social behaviors may not acceptable, it is ADRA volunteer’s responsibility to respect cultural differences.
- It is critical for all volunteers to be cautious in their speech and physical contact especially among women and children.
It is understandable that people are touched with the needs of humanity and as such they will support organizations who solicit on behalf of humanitarian needs; however, care must be taken in accepting personal donations under the following circumstances:
- Vulnerable persons– individuals who may have mental or physical conditions and they are not able to care for themselves and their conditions affects their ability to make sound a decision.
- Children: gifts from children without authorization from their parents or guardian who is responsible for their welfare.
- Financial Conditions: persons experiencing financial hardship
- Health Conditions: persons under stress or have predetermined health conditions that will affect them from making a sound judgement.