Volunteer Guidelines

In an effort to provide our volunteers with a safe environment and to best serve those individuals placed in our care, all volunteers of the Frederick Rescue Mission must strictly adhere to the following guidelines.

Mission Statement:  The Frederick Rescue Mission is Christ-centered ministry that provides a long-term residential recovery program to the chemically addicted, food to the hungry, clothing and furniture to the needy.

  1. Mission Statement– Must read the above Mission Statement and agree not to say or do anything that would compromise the integrity of said Mission Statement.
  2. Statement of Faith– Must agree to read the Statement of Faith before sharing spiritual insight/guidance that would compromise the integrity of Mission’s Statement of Faith (click here to read our Statement of Faith).
  3. Dress- All volunteers should dress conservatively. No tight, sleeveless, spaghetti strap or revealing tops.  No tight, short, or revealing bottoms.  Loose t-shirts and long pants are encouraged. Click here to read our complete Dress Code.
  4. Personal Belongings– Leave all personal belongings at home or in a secured vehicle.
  5. Volunteers should not leave their area of service without permission from supervising staff personnel.
  6. Personal Information– Do not offer any personal information, i.e. last name, telephone number, and address or work information to residents or clients.
  7. Gifts and/or Loans– Under no circumstances may anyone give gifts of any kind, including money, or lend money to residents or those we serve
  8. Transportation- Transportation for residents or those we serve must have the prior approval of Residential Staff.
  9. Age– Must be at least 12 years old to work as a volunteer. An adult volunteer or staff member must accompany volunteers under the age of 18 at all times.
  10. Contact / Relations– Social interaction of any kind, off the Mission premises, with a resident or those we serve must be discussed with Residential Staff beforehand.
  11. Improper familiarity– Flirting, dating, and sexual relations are strictly prohibited.
  12. FRM Privacy Policy– All information acquired while volunteering must be kept confidential.
  13. Inappropriate Behavior or Situations– Must immediately be reported to staff member.
  14. Illegal Substances & Alcohol– Possession, use of, or being under the influence of illegal drugs, controlled substances, or alcohol products is prohibited on Mission property.
  15. Smoking- Must be done off Mission property.
  16. Prescription Medication– Do not bring prescription medication on to Mission property. If you are ill, we ask that you call the mission to cancel the hours you were coming to serve.
  17. Over the Counter Medication– Do not offer residents or those we serve any medication, i.e. aspirin, cough medication, cough drops, or anything containing alcohol.
  18. Foul Language & Violence– Will not be tolerated. Any suspicion of assault, sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior will be reported to the Volunteer Manager.
  19. Soliciting- No solicitation of goods or services is allowed on Mission property.
  20. Background Checks- All Volunteers are subject to background investigation prior to the start of their volunteer service.