Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct Agreement

Friendship Force Members affirm the following values:

Welcoming

FFI promotes friendship amongst peoples of different backgrounds and cultures globally, regionally, and locally. FFI welcomes everyone regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political opinion, religion, or any other difference.

Open-minded

FFI seeks to foster mutual respect and appreciation of differences. Members challenge their own prejudices and approach new situations with a learning attitude.

Adventurous

FFI members have a spirit of adventure! They are flexible and adapt to uncertain circumstances with energy and enthusiasm.

Positive

FFI members always consider the needs of others and seek to give more to host communities than they take. FFI members seek to be a force for good and aim to have a positive impact wherever they go.

Innovative

FFI seeks to be constantly evolving; adapting to new and better ways of carrying out our goals. FFI will be responsive to cultural and social changes. FFI members are open to change.

Peace

FFI firmly believes that a world of friends is a world of peace. FFI brings diverse people together to discover common ground. FFI members seek to further peace in all they do.

The Friendship Force Member understands that the scope of their relationship with Friendship Force International is limited to a volunteer position and that no compensation or employment-related benefits are expected in return for services provided by the Friendship Force Member. The Friendship Force Member recognizes that connected with any travel there are risks of loss, damage, and injury to persons and property, and the Member is willing to assume and bear those risks. The Member also recognizes that they are responsible for complying with all laws of all countries visited. Therefore, the Friendship Force Member agrees to and does hereby release, indemnify, and hold harmless Friendship Force International (which shall include the directors, officers, and employees thereof, as well as its volunteer leaders and members) from all claims, actions, and causes of action related to Friendship Force events, journeys, or other activities. The Friendship Force Member understands and acknowledges that this release discharges Friendship Force International from any liability or claim that they may have against Friendship Force International with respect to bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from the Member’s involvement in Friendship Force activities.

Please forward any questions or concerns directly to [email protected] and again, WELCOME!