Volunteer Application General Volunteer Compliance and Orientation 1 Founder Message2 Overview3 Values4 Serve5 Expectations6 Finalize7 8 Note from our Founder/PresidentJeanine Patten-Coble I am excited that you are interested in serving with Little Pink Houses of Hope! Believe me when I say that it can change your life while changing the lives of others. Since founding the organization, I have attended countless retreats as a volunteer, done many community events as a volunteer, and in doing so, have had the most amazing experience and have created lifelong friends. My hope is that your gifts and talents will be utilized in your service with Little Pink and that you will feel at home within our organization. There is no task too small that does not make a huge impact within our organization. Thank you for bringing your best, most authentic self to the communities that we serve. Jeanine Patten-Coble Please take your time through the next few pages of the General Volunteer Compliance and Orientation Session. We take pride in our standards and educating you to serve to your best ability. Little Pink Overview Little Pink Houses of Hope was founded with one simple mission - put a loving embrace around families that are on the physically, emotionally, and financially exhausting breast cancer journey. Our mission is fulfilled by providing free week-long vacation retreats for breast cancer patients and their families. Retreats occur all across the United States allowing the organization to have a national impact while providing personal connections for participants. The once in a lifetime retreat experience is only possible because of a large network of important volunteers. From the applications process to retreat attendance LP volunteers leverage their gifts and talents to provide an excellent week of empowerment and hope for our families. Little Pink Volunteer Mission Statement Sharing hope and love by serving in an exceptional capacity At the heart of Little Pink Houses of Hope's volunteer mission is love, love that gives hope to breast cancer survivors and their families through retreats and community events. Communities, Property donors, and Volunteers come together to make the mission come alive, all serving with one purpose - HOPE!Do you think you have the heart for Little Pink?*Yes! Hopeful Experiences Our goal is to help foster family bonds through relaxed play and time away. We believe that individuals will have a chance to grow in their well-being, relationships, nutrition, and spirit to help in their cancer journey. We believe that at all stages of the cancer journey, it is not enough to survive, but rather to focus on thriving and celebrating life. We believe in...*Creating Hope! Loving Relationships Our goal is to foster loving relationships by our words, actions, service, and connections. We believe that not only will families grow in love during our retreat weeks, but families will continue their Little Pink experience long after the end of a retreat or volunteer experience. We want Little Pink families and volunteers to experience...*Lifelong Connections! Non-Judgmental Environment Our promise is to create an environment of acceptance among staff, volunteers, and participants. We believe that families come in all shapes and sizes. We do not discriminate based on race, sexual orientation or identity, gender, disability, age, geographic location, or religion. Breast cancer affects everyone, and it is our mission to serve everyone who is on the journey. Cancer is the great equalizer- there is no room for judgment, only love and compassion. LP volunteers create an environment of...*LoveCompassionAcceptanceAll the Above Serve with a smile because we have a story to tell of lives that are changed by hope and love. Serve with significance – you are changing families’ lives We serve in an attitude that we are giving of ourselves, expecting nothing in return You are invaluable to us: you are our awesome sauce and pixie dust Are you ready to serve?*Yes! Engage and be present in the moment to meet the needs of the group and prioritize relationship building over all else. be ridiculously present by proactively minimizing distractions so that each person that you come in contact with feels like they are the center of your attention. focus on the individuals we serve and make sure that you are sharing the experience with them with complete connection Are you ready to be engaged in the moment?*Yes! Relationships are at the heart of Little Pink Houses of Hope. We foster loving relationships by our words, actions, service, and connections. always choose to interact appropriately with participants, community members and stakeholders realize each interaction and contact you have on behalf of Little Pink can lead to deeper involvement or additional connections Are you ready to create loving relationships?*Yes! Value each person: vendors, participants, community members, and other volunteers. This is the key to our service model. Believe in a nonjudgmental environment – loving acceptance of all races, religions, sexual orientation and identity, disability, socio-economic condition, or national origin Create an environment of respect with your words and actions Do you value people?*Yes! Excellence - Little Pink strives to make an extraordinary moment in every interaction-phone calls, events, retreats, and chance meetings. Train to ensure understanding and inspire service Empower volunteers to make a difference - you help us get it right by making suggestions, taking proper action, making our systems better Are you ready to SERVE with excellence?*Yes! The Little Pink Way Maintain a high standard of integrity and professionalism. Honor Little Pink by remembering your conduct reflects well on the organization. Be flexible and have problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Serve as a community liaison to create awareness of Little Pink’s mission. Understand that every interaction is a possible first impression. Impress! I can follow the Little Pink Way!*YesWorking as a Team Work together as a team to make sure that everything gets done. Participate in training and meetings Handle logistics and implementation of assignments If you are unable to attend or complete a task, communicate with your point of contact so as not to let the team down Have Good communication with the home office. If you have questions, suggestions or concerns, feel free to contact us. Be courteous and punctual I can work as a Team!*YesI understand the following are NON-NEGOTIABLE rules Please check each item as you read them.*To continue to the next page, all items must be checked. For the protection of all family members, staff, volunteers and visitors, Little Pink prohibits any isolated moments between an adult and a child at any time. Volunteers on retreats or at local events will be identified by wearing their LPHOH name tag or lanyard. Volunteers are expected to act as appropriate role models at all times. Report any accidents or emergencies by completing an incident report within 24 hrs. Call 911 for immediate assistance. No posting participant pictures or names on personal social media. LPHOH can post pictures and the Volunteer can share those pictures after LPHOH posts them. Smoking is prohibited for Volunteers at all LPHOH activities. Limit cell phone usage to Little Pink communications while at LPHOH activities and events. Little Pink dress code tries to address the holistic needs of our participants. Honoring this dress code enables us to create an environment of comfort if anyone is experiencing body image issues. We want the focus on their beauty, not ours. Alcohol and Volunteer Policy - All volunteers should remember that they are in service to Little Pink and the community views them as such. It is inappropriate to have a drink in areas where families or community supporters might be present (event, community pool, local restaurant, bar, on the beach, in public, etc.) At no time should volunteers be drinking with any participant. Additionally, no underage drinking is allowed under any circumstances. Reporting to serve as a LP volunteer while under the influence of intoxicants or non-prescribed controlled substances is prohibited while representing LPHOH. Where there is reason to believe that a volunteer is under the influence, he or she will be asked to leave the event and future service to LPHOH will be evaluated by LPHOH leadership. Drugs are NOT allowed. Any Volunteer who uses, brings, possesses or is suspected of being under the influence of any form of narcotic drug or hallucinogen, except prescribed drugs and under the direction of a physician, is subject to immediate dismissal. In addition, any Volunteer who transfers, sells or attempts to sell during an LPHOH retreat, event or while on LPHOH business, at any time, is subject to immediate dismissal and legal action. When a volunteer is using prescription medications, possible side effects that might impact their abilities (not operating a motor vehicle, dizziness, loss of breath, etc.) should be considered and they should take extreme caution and never assume a volunteer responsibility that could endanger themselves or others. Weapons - Concealed/Non-concealed - To ensure that Little Pink Houses of Hope maintains an environment safe and free of violence for all employees, volunteers and participants, the company prohibits the possession or use of dangerous weapons on company property, activities, or retreats. Congratulations! You have completed the General Volunteer Compliance and Orientation session. Please finalize your eligibility to volunteer by signing the release waivers on the next page. I am ready to start volunteering!*YesNo - I do not think I am ready. Please take me off your volunteer list.We are sorry you may not feel ready to volunteer. We will be happy to remove your name as a potential volunteer from our system. If you have further questions, please call or email firstname.lastname@example.orgName* First Last Email* Thank you for submitting your Volunteer Application. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provided.