At times, we might forget what appropriate behavior regarding 4-H looks like. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Code of Conduct is as follows:
As a University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Volunteer, I will:
- Represent Cooperative Extension with professionalism, dignity and pride, and be responsible for conducting myself with courtesy and appropriate behavior.
- Follow through and complete accepted tasks.
- Conduct myself in a respectful manner, exhibit good sporting conduct, and be a positive role model.
- Seek training for my volunteer role by participating in meetings, self-study, or other training opportunities to help me work more effectively with appropriate audiences.
- Display respect and courtesy for Extension employees, other volunteers, program participants, visitors, clients and property.
- Provide a safe environment by not harming youth or adults in any way, whether through discrimination, sexual harassment, physical force, verbal or mental abuse, neglect, or other harmful actions.
- Respect the privacy of persons served by the organization and hold in confidence sensitive, private and personal information. (Reports of child abuse or neglect will be handled as per Nevada State law and Cooperative Extension policy.)
- Keep Extension staff informed of progress, concerns and problems within the program(s) in which I participate.
- Work cooperatively as a team member with Extension employees and other Extension volunteers.
- Respect and follow Extension policies, along with specific county policies and program expectations.
- Keep personal opinions and actions separate from those made as a representative of this organization.
- Avoid conduct, both on and off duty, that would jeopardize program effectiveness.
- Promote and support Cooperative Extension in developing effective local, county, state and national programs.
And, as a Nevada Cooperative Extension Volunteer, I will not:
- Use vulgar or inappropriate language.
- Solicit gratuities, gifts or bequests for personal or professional benefit.
- Use or be under the influence of illegal drugs.
- Consume or be under the influence of alcohol or consume tobacco at youth events.
- Discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status or disability, and, in accordance with University policy, sexual orientation.
If you have any questions, please contact the Extension Office, 738-7291.