Volunteer Code of Conduct & Expectations

Volunteer Code of Conduct & Expectations

Philippians 2:14-16, Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. (NIV)

Titus 2:11-12, For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, (NIV)

Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (NIV)

It is my desire to see those I teach and influence grow up following the example of Jesus who “grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52). As an adult I recognize that working with children and teenagers requires great care on my part regarding the impact my actions and example will have on the emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of young people, knowing the great offense it is in the sight of God to influence children toward sin in any manner (Matthew 18:6).

Therefore, I voluntarily agree to set aside in my life any practice or habit that might become a stumbling block to a child or teenager under my care (Romans 14:20). If, however, in view of the freedom that is ours in Christ Jesus, I desire to continue in a practice or habit that the Bible does not specifically forbid, yet could potentially be a stumbling block to young people, I will not engage in such behavior at any time during the time I am at Camp Awana. If at any time, it becomes obvious to the Camp leadership that an area of my lifestyle is detrimental to the well-being and development of those young people under my care, I will either give up that behavior in my life or voluntarily withdraw from the ministry at their request.

Remembering that my body and soul are a “temple of the Holy Spirit” (I Corinthians 6:19), I agree “to flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call of the Lord out of a pure heart” (II Timothy 2:22). Furthermore, I will endeavor before God and the church to “set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity”

I am aware of the implications associated with allowing people to view my life online and will be mindful of what I post on my social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter.

If I am dating a Camp Awana volunteer or staff person while serving at Camp Awana, I agree to refrain from Public or Private Displays of Affection.

I agree to observe and abide by all LCC/Camp Awana policies regarding serving in this ministry.

I agree to attend LIVE or ONLINE Volunteer Training and read the Volunteer Manual and any other required reading.

I agree to observe and abide by the wishes of every camper concerning his/her privacy.

I agree to promptly report abusive or inappropriate behavior that I witness or is confided in me by a camper.