Volunteer Agreement

Mutual Expectations

MCN agrees to:

  • Give you a rewarding professional development experience during which, through working in a particular role, you will be exposed to new processes, ideas, collaborations with other volunteers, which taken together will strengthen a range of skills that we’ve mapped in MCN’s Engagement Ladder.
  • Clarify the expectations of your Volunteer Role, and encourage and support you to achieve and maintain them.
  • Explain your specific Volunteer Role and the scope of work you were hired for, as well as the skill sets and processes that you may not be familiar with or in which increasing the proficiency level in these areas may be very beneficial to you.
  • Provide you with a brief orientation and/or training session, as the case may be.
  • Provide you with the support you need to perform your duties and grow into your role throughout your Volunteer Engagement.
  • Give you direction and feedback throughout your Volunteer Engagement and the opportunity to debrief about your experience at the end of your Engagement.
  • Assign someone to you who will act as your main point of contact (my MCN Volunteer Contact) throughout your Volunteer Engagement.
  • Be flexible in relation to your volunteer hours, recognizing your other commitments.
  • Honor the time commitment you have agreed to and not to expect more from you unless discussed with us and agreed to.
  • Reimburse you for any out-of-pocket expenses according to MCN’s policies.
  • Provide an environment that is inclusive, accessible and equitable in accordance with MCN’s diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusivity policies.
  • Address any issues arising out of your involvement as a volunteer, and to resolve them in a timely and equitable manner in accordance with MCN’s volunteer policies.

I, the Volunteer, agrees to:

  • Perform my volunteer role and duties to the best of my ability according to the terms of this Agreement.
  • Attend any orientation and/or training session scheduled by MCN.
  • Follow the supervision and direction of my MCN Volunteer Contact as I may be instructed from time to time.
  • Honor my time and other commitments as agreed but when unable to do so, promptly inform my MCN Volunteer Contact to give reasonable notice so that alternative arrangements can be made.
  • Attend virtual meetings necessary to perform my role and duties that may be scheduled from time to time.
  • Comply with MCN’s policies and procedures, including its diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusivity policies.
  • Act in a professional manner toward all MCN’s stakeholders (e.g. other volunteers, contractors, vendors, exhibitors and sponsors, and representatives of MCN, et cetera).
  • Safeguard the confidentiality of sensitive information I may come across during my Volunteer Engagement and thereafter.
  • Surrender any access to the various digital platforms made available to me by MCN upon the end of my Volunteer Engagement.
  • Serve MCN exclusively as a volunteer and not to represent that I am an employee of MCN.
  • Not expect any compensation for my services.