We are a 501(c)3 not for profit farmed animal rescue and educational organization.
MEANING OF ASHA
Code of Ethics and Conduct
Asha Sanctuary has earned the trust and confidence of the public through ethical, honest and responsible charitable service for abused, starved and neglected farmed animals. We believe the continued success of Asha Sanctuary depends upon the conduct of not just our employees, but also our volunteers.
We believe that Asha Sanctuary should be a model for other animal sanctuaries by adhering to high standards of performance, professionalism, service to our rescued residents and communities, and ethical conduct. This code of ethics is adopted as a governing policy for all of our operations and represents the fundamental values of Asha Sanctuary.
As an Asha Sanctuary volunteer, I am a professional. I realize I am subject to the same Code of Ethics and Conduct that binds all professionals in the positions of trust we hold. I accept these responsibilities and respect matters of confidentiality.
I understand as an Asha Sanctuary volunteer I have agreed to work without monetary compensation. Having accepted this position, I will do my work according to the same Standard Operating Procedures as paid staff is expected to do their work. I believe that all work should be professionally planned and carried out in a professional manner. I will work with my supervisor to ensure that I am assigned to a job I can enjoy and want to perform. I will
investigate how I can best serve Asha Sanctuary during my volunteer hours in order to give as much as I can. I have an obligation to my work and will carry out my share of the work that I volunteered to do. I promise to maintain an open mind and train diligently for my job. I will share my skills with other
volunteers, and together we will strive to enrich all our work for the benefit of our rescued residents and community.
I promise to remain truthful and strive to avoid misrepresentation.
I will seek to ensure that confidential or privileged information is used only as intended.
I will strive to be inclusive and embrace diversity in all of our activities.
I will respect the dignity of every person and animal with whom I have contact.
I will honor and embrace the partnership of volunteer and staff as we work to advance the mission of Asha Sanctuary.
I pledge to exercise good stewardship.
I will not condone coercive or unscrupulous behavior in any of our dealings with volunteers, staff, donors, clients or vendors.
I will keep safety for self, our rescued residents and members of our community at the forefront of all volunteer activities.
I will set boundaries for myself and know my limits. I will follow guidelines of training and will report all injuries immediately to a staff person.
I will display compassion, respect, & sensitivity for the people and animals I work with.
I will communicate my concerns and needs with the appropriate staff member.
I will strive to promote a positive work environment.
I understand that if at any time it is determined that I am not able to abide by this Code of Ethics and Conduct that I may forfeit my privilege to volunteer at Asha Sanctuary.
We Thank You For ALL That You DO!!!!
No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. ~ Aesop
Asha Sanctuary, 2969 Coomer Road / PO Box 156, Newfane, NY 14108.
Acres of Sanctuary and Hope for Animals, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Tax Exempt Not for Profit Organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent as the law allows.