While the presentation is old, the information is just as pertinent today as it was back in 1997. As a volunteer, you need to keep the following information in mind.
As a Communications Volunteer, you especially need to keep Item #4 Top-of-Mind during all events. You represent the event you are working, be it ARES, RACES, a March of Dimes walk, etc.
The Number One Rule you need to keep in mind: Don’t embarrass the organization you represent!
By Dave Larton, N6JQJ, State ACS Training Officer and Webmaster; 911 Dispatcher with City of Gilroy
Much has been said in these bulletins, and elsewhere, of the “Volunteer’s Bill of Rights,” or, how volunteers expect to be treated. When volunteering, remember that the people you work for have a similar list of items that they expect from you. The following is condensed from a Basic Hostage Negotiations class taught recently in the Bay Area by Ray Birge, a former SWAT Commander with the Oakland, CA Police Department. They apply very well as basics that every volunteer should keep in mind, especially when working for a higher authority:
Command Bill of Rights: