Volunteer Standards Policy
It is the policy of Junior Achievement of OKI Partners, Inc.. that no volunteer has any inappropriate contact inside or outside the classroom with any Junior Achievement student met through their Junior Achievement class, including those students 18 years of age or older. Furthermore, a volunteer should not be in contact with any student inside or outside the classroom unless that student's teacher, another school-sanctioned adult, or the student's parent is present. The only exception would be a routine business activity or bona fide job interviews for students 18 years of age and older, conducted at a regular place of business and during regular business hours. For younger students, a second adult must be present at all business activities and interviews.
This policy is conveyed verbally and in writing by Junior Achievement staff to volunteers teaching for the first time. This policy is conveyed in writing to all volunteers prior to their first visit to the classroom each year.
Junior Achievement takes all complaints of misconduct seriously. Credible allegations of misconduct will be promptly investigated by the appropriate authorities. During any such investigation, the JA volunteer will be placed on leave. If an investigation determines misconduct occurred, it will result in the immediate and permanent dismissal as a JA volunteer.
Some examples of inappropriate contact are:
- Any violation of Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana laws such as child abuse, providing alcohol to minors or having alcohol on a school campus, etc.
- A dress that violates school dress codes or is not consistent with the norm of business attire.
- Use of profanity in the classroom.
- These are examples only and are not meant to be an exhaustive list. There could be other actions not listed herein which could result in suspension or dismissal as a volunteer.