Return application to:USO-NC @ Fort BraggAttn: Volunteer CoordinatorPO Box 73329Fort Bragg, NC 28307 North Carolina, Inc. Volunteer Application Date_______________________Driver’s License #/State________________________ Name__________________________________________________________________ Address________________________________________________________________ Date of Birth________________________Do you have a Criminal Record?_________ Home Phone_____________________Email Address___________________________ Current Employer & Phone________________________________________________ Do you currently have military privileges?____________________________________ Please list person(s) we should contact in an emergency: Name Address Phone# Name Address Phone# References, other than family members: Name Address Phone# Name Address Phone# Do you have previous volunteer experience?____________________________________ (if yes, please specify most recent below) Organization________________________Contact Person_________________________ Position held____________________________Phone#___________________________ Do you have any special skills to share?____________________________________________ Why are you interested in volunteering for the USO of NC and what do you expect from your involvement here? What language(s) do you speak?_____________________________________________ Do you have any physical limitations_________(if yes, please explain)______________ Would you be interested in helping out with special events?_______________________ (i.e. shows, golf tournaments, fundraisers, etc…) I certify that to the best of my knowledge, the above information is correct. Signature____________________________________________Date_______________ Please note: All information will be held confidentially. Only the USO of NC Headquarters, Applicable Center Director, Asst Director and volunteer coordinator will have access to this information.
USO of NC Volunteer Non Binding Statement of UnderstandingUSO and (Volunteer)Thank you for becoming a volunteer. We welcome you as a member of the growing community of individualswhose lives have been enriched by the USO’s efforts to help the men and women of the armed services. Wehope that you will benefit from your volunteer experience.Whether you are serving as an individual volunteer or as part of a small group, you provide valuable assistanceto the USO. As you contribute your talent time and energy, we hope you know that your assistance benefitedthe needs of the entire communityUSO encourages maximum involvement of volunteers; please let us have your suggestions. Your involvementhelps promote good agency/community relations and allows us to enhance our programs and services.Most services provided by volunteers do not require special skills. A staff member will provide training andguidance and will answer your questions. In making assignments to specific duties within the USO, we areasking you to share your abilities to assist us where you are needed the most.Feel free to discuss any concerns you may have about the volunteer program with the volunteer coordinator.Volunteer Responsibilities: We ask that our volunteers: Be sincere in their offer of service and believe in the value of the job to be done Be willing to learn Be willing to participate in orientation and training Work to understand the function of the staff and maintain a smooth working relationship with them Stay within the bounds of volunteer responsibility Accept the guidance and decisions of the volunteer coordinator and/or Center Director Maintain the dignity and integrity of community service with the public Carry out your assigned duties promptly and reliably.Liability: All accidents must be reported immediately to the manager on duty or to the volunteer coordinator.USO does not provide insurance coverage for volunteers. In the event of an accident the volunteer is responsiblefor obtaining and paying for treatment.Time: Days and hours will be agreed upon by the volunteer and the volunteer coordinator/and or CenterDirector.Volunteer Status: This statement of understanding is not an offer of employment or a promise of futureemployment. Individuals participating in the USO Volunteer Program are considered to be volunteers andtherefore, not entitled to any form of compensation or employer funded benefits.Work Sites: The volunteer coordinator and the volunteer will agree upon the exact type of service to beperformed and location of the work site.Employment: USO is under no obligation to hire any volunteer participating in the volunteer program.
I, the undersigned, agree to abide by the statements listed above. By signing this agreement, I state that I havereceived a copy of the volunteer manual to review for additional policies and procedures and understand that Iam responsible for familiarizing myself with its provisions.VOLUNTEER INFORMATION REQUIRED SIGNATURES______________________________ ______________________________Printed name Volunteer Signature______________________________ ______________________________Address Center Director______________________________ ______________________________City, State, Zip Center Address______________________________ ______________________________Phone Volunteer Coordinator Signature (if available)______________________________ ______________________________Date DateUSO of NC Release of LiabilityI _______________________ am aware that volunteering for the USO of NC could involve risks of personal injury,property damage and other risks associated with volunteer service.I release the USO of NC, its employees, Board of Directors and organizers of the organizations’ events from liability forany loss, damage and claims, including attorney fees on account of injury to me or my property arising from volunteering.I hereby hold harmless the USO of NC and project organizers from any and all claims, actions, or damages relating to orarising out of any activity related to volunteering for the agency.These releases are effective for personal representatives, my assigned heirs and me.I know that if I become injured while participating in volunteer events, I am responsible for my health care expenses and Ihave made arrangements to handle such expenses through insurance coverage, access to cash or other methods.I assume full responsibility for any and all claims and costs (including my own) arising directly or indirectly out ofactivities, acts or omissions while volunteering with the USO.I furthermore give any organization involved with the USO permission to photograph me. I understand that theorganizations have permission to use these photographs/videotapes for publicity purposes, unless written notice isreceived to the contrary.I certify that the statements made in this volunteer release are true and correct and have been given voluntarily. Iunderstand that this information may be disclosed to any party, with legal and proper interest, and I release theorganization from any liability whatsoever for supplying such information. I understand that I will not be paid for myservices as a volunteer.I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY THE ABOVE PROVISIONS ANDVOLUNTARILY SIGN THE RELEASE AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.PRINT NAME: _____________________________________SIGN NAME: ______________________________________ DATE: ____________** A parent or guardian must sign if under age 18 at the time of signature
USO of NC Code of EthicsThe USO of North Carolina is committed to the highest ethical standards. Based on the unique trust placed in the USO ofNorth Carolina to serve the public good, we have a special obligation to act ethically.The success of our organization and reputation depend upon the ethical conduct of everyone affiliated with the USO ofNorth Carolina. Volunteers, staff, and board members set an example for each other by their pursuit of excellence in highstandards of performance, professionalism, and ethical conduct.Our Code of Ethics is based on our mission and guided by the fundamental values of integrity, impact, volunteerism,inclusiveness, and leadership.While no document can anticipate all the challenges that may arise, our Code of Ethics communicates key guidelines toassist USO volunteers, staff, and board members in making good decisions that are ethical and in accordance withapplicable legal requirements. All are encouraged to discuss any questions or concerns that they have with a member ofthe Executive Committee, the President or the VP Ops.Section 1: Personal and Professional IntegrityA personal commitment to integrity in all circumstances benefits each individual as well as the organization. We,therefore: • Strive to meet the highest standards of performance, quality, service, and achievement in working towards the USO of North Carolina mission. • Communicate honestly, openly, and avoid misrepresentation. • Promote a working environment where honesty, open communication, and all opinions are valued. • Exhibit respect and fairness toward all those with whom we come into contact.Section 2: AccountabilityThe USO of North Carolina is responsible to its donors and others who have placed faith in the USO. To uphold this trustwe: • Promote good stewardship of resources, including donations, grants and other contributions that are used to pay operating expenses, salaries, and employee benefits. • Not use organizational resources for non-USO purposes. • Observe and comply with all laws and regulations affecting the USO of NCSection 3: Solicitation and Voluntary GivingThe most responsive contributors are those who have the opportunity to become informed and involved. We, therefore: • Promote voluntary giving in dealing with donors and vendors. • Make fundraising a fun and personally rewarding experience.Section 4: Diversity and Equal OpportunityThe USO of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principle of diversity. We,therefore: • Embrace diversity in all aspects of USO of NC activities and respect others without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or status as a qualified disabled or handicapped individual. • Support equal employment opportunity programs. • Refuse to engage in or tolerate any other form of discrimination or harassment.Section 5: Conflict of InterestTo avoid any conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest which could tarnish the reputation of the USOof North Carolina, as well as undermine the public’s trust in the USO, staff and board members are to: • Avoid any activity or outside interest that conflicts or appears to conflict with the best interest of the USO of North Carolina. • Ensure that travel, entertainment, and related expenses are incurred on a basis consistent with the mission of the USO and not for personal gain or interests.
• Decline any gift, gratuity, or favor in the performance of USO duties except for promotional items of nominal value, and any food, transportation, lodging or entertainment unless directly related to USO business. • Refrain from influencing the selection of staff, consultants, vendors who are relatives or personal friends or affiliated with, employ, or employed by a person with whom they have a relationship that adversely affects the appearance of impartiality. • Should not knowingly take any action, or make any statement, intended to influence the conduct of the USO of North Carolina in such a way to confer any financial benefit on themselves, their immediate family, or any organization in which they or their immediate family members have a significant interest as stakeholders, directors, or officers. • Disclose any known conflicts or potential conflicts of interest in any matter before the Board of Directors if they are board members or any committee upon which they serve. • Members of the board shall annually disclose all known potential conflicts of interest.Section 6: Confidentiality and PrivacyConfidentiality is a hallmark of professionalism. We, therefore: • Ensure that all information which is confidential, privileged or nonpublic, is not disclosed inappropriately. • Respect the privacy rights of all individuals in the performance of their USO duties.Section 7: Political ContributionsAs a charitable corporation, the USO of North Carolina is prohibited from making political contributions to any candidatefor public office or to any political committee. We, therefore: • Refrain from making any contribution to any candidate for public office of political committee on behalf of the USO, including the use of facilities for political campaign activities. • Refrain from making any contribution to any candidate for public office or political committee in a manner that may create the appearance that the contribution is on behalf of the USO of North Carolina. • Refuse to endorse any candidate, political party or political interest or political issue.Section 8: Guidance and DisclosureVolunteers, staff and board members are encouraged to seek guidance from the Executive Committee, President or VPOps concerning the interpretation or application of this Code of Ethics. Any known or possible breaches of the Code ofEthics should be disclosed. Reports of possible breaches will be handled in the following manner: • All reports of possible breaches will be treated in confidence as much as the organization’s duty to investigate the law allow. If confidentiality cannot be maintained, the individual disclosing the possible breach will be notified. • All reported breaches will be investigated and, if needed, appropriate action taken based upon the policies of the organization. Retaliation against a person who suspects and reports a breach in good faith will be treated as an independent breach of the Code of Ethics. • The USO of North Carolina affirms prompt and fair resolution of all reported breaches.Section 9: Code of Ethics AcknowledgementI am an employee, board member or volunteer of the USO of North Carolina. I have reviewed the Code of Ethics andagree to adhere to the policy as outlined.I acknowledge the following conflict of interest issues: . I believe that I can honestly and fairly upholdthe principles and policies of the USO of North Carolina.Signature DatePrint Name