If you are interested in volunteering with the Tualatin Valley Gleaners, this is the place to start. On this page you can learn all the safe ways to handle foods, and the best practices for volunteering within your community.
Civil Rights are an important part of our everyday lives. We often don't think of them, but when we are civil and mindful of each other and their feelings, we are acting on these important rights. We have adopted and uphold the suggested Oregon Food Bank Confidentiality Rules within our agency. They are as follows:
As a volunteer at the Tualatin Valley Gleaners you may encounter people from the community that you know or have access to records of the people receiving food assistance. It is the policy of this organization that all information about clients is strictly confidential and stays within the walls of the pantry. Also, any information or knowledge you may have about a client’s life or situation is not to be brought to the attention of other volunteers at the pantry.
To protect the privacy and dignity of the people we serve, we ask that you acknowledge and affirm your intent to keep all information regarding clients confidential and that you will not share any information about clients outside the pantry or authorities unless provided with a court order or a subpoena signed by a judge.
What I hear or observe about clients, staff or other volunteers while volunteering here will remain confidential. I agree to protect the privacy of client information I am given access to. I agree to keep this information in the strictest confidence and the failure to do so may result in my being denied the opportunity to volunteer
ALL PARTICIPANTS AT THE TVG WILL ALSO AGREE TO SIGN THE WAIVER OF LIABILITY
WAIVER of LIABILITY: I do hereby expressly agree that all our activities shall solely be at my risk. That neither Tualatin Valley Gleaners, nor the donors whose property we enter shall be held liable for anything that happens to person or property arising from my connection and participation in this organization. I also release the food distribution site and its officers, employees, and members from any liability to person and/or property arising from my participation in Gleaners.
Tualatin Valley Gleaners (TVG) is an equal opportunity program. TVG prohibits discrimination against current or prospective members on the basis of: race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic.
If you feel, you have been treated unfairly, you have the right to fill out and submit a written complaint. You can contact the program secretary or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for your concerns to be addressed by the Board of Directors
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