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Non-Discrimination/Non-Harassment Policy for WRV Volunteer Environments

Last updated 4-9-2013

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (“WRV”) does not discriminate in accepting individuals or families as volunteers based upon race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender variance, sexual orientation, age, physical handicap, veteran status, or political service or affiliation.

WRV is committed to providing a work or volunteer environment free from all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment.  WRV does not tolerate or condone harassment of any kind by a volunteer, employee, member, visitor, partner, vendor or contractor, whether verbal, written or electronically sent.

Harassment consists of unwelcome conduct, whether verbal, physical or visual, that is based upon a person’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender variance, sexual orientation, age, physical handicap, veteran status, or political service or affiliation.  This includes conduct that has the purpose or effect or unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or volunteer environment. Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other physical, verbal, or visual conduct of a sexual nature.  Conduct of a sexual nature includes, but is not limited to, displaying or circulating sexually explicit pictures, magazines, calendars, or other material or objects of a sexual nature; or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature such as unsolicited touching, off-color jokes, comments concerning an individual’s anatomy or physical attributes, or other actions or comments which have a sexual connotation.

Any individual who believes that he or she has been the subject of harassment in any form, or who has witnessed harassment in any form, is expected and urged to report the matter immediately to the crew leader, project leader, or staff member most closely involved with their work.  Crew leaders and Project leaders are required to immediately report the matter to the project staff leader who is required to complete and submit a written incident report to the Executive Director, describing the situation. Based on information received by the project staff leader, an individual may be asked to stop harassment or may be asked to leave the volunteer activity. In severe cases, the individual may not be allowed to volunteer with WRV.

No employee or volunteer will suffer retaliation for making an allegation regarding incidents of perceived harassment.  If an individual feels that he or she has been the subject of retaliation, that individual is expected and urged to report the matter immediately to a staff member or the executive director. If the perceived retaliation involves the executive director, the individual should report the incident to the chair of the WRV Board of Directors, or to the Board member of his or her choice.  

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