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Volunteer Rules, Disclaimers & Code of Ethics

Rules & Disclaimers

  1. Please note once you cash in your rewards points they cannot be used toward another onsite reward. YOU ARE ALLOWED ONLY ONE ONSITE REWARD FROM THE SAME CATEGORY AND ONLY ONE POST-CONFERENCE REWARD.
  2. All rewards are limited and are awarded based on the first group of individual volunteers who qualify for the reward.
  3. Once the designated rewards for a category are reached, no more rewards will be distributed for that reward’s category.
  4. All rewards are non-transferable and must be redeemed prior to expiration date. Failure to redeem your reward by the indicated deadline will result in expiration of the reward.
  5. NBMBAA® has the sole discretion as to what hotel the reward winner will be housed.
  6. NBMBAA® has the sole discretion as to the day of entry to the Career Expo for this reward.
  7. NBMBAA® has the sole discretion as to type and value of the Gift Card reward.
  8. Rewards cannot be banked or carried over to another conference year.
  9. National Operations Team members and Local Conference Planning Committee members are not eligible to participate in the Volunteer Rewards Program.

PLEASE NOTE:  NBMBAA® at its discretion can change the type of reward at anytime without prior notification to the award recipient.

If you decide to lend the NBMBAA® your support by volunteering, we need you to honor your commitment to serve in that capacity.

 

Code of Ethics

The National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®) is a non‐profit organization dedicated to the enhancement and development of educational and economic empowerment for African Americans. Participation in the organization’s programs and events are subject to the observance of the organization’s rules and procedures. The activities outlined below are strictly prohibited. Any volunteer or participant who violates this Code is subject to discipline, up to and including removal from the program or event and/or any future involvement.

 

The NBMBAA® Code of Ethics covers a wide range of business practices and procedures. It does not cover every circumstance that may arise, but it sets out basic principles to guide all volunteers of the organization. All of our volunteers must ethics themselves according to the guiding principles of the Code of Ethics and seek to avoid even the appearance of improper behavior. The code should be thoroughly reviewed, signed, and followed by all volunteers of the organization.

 

This code adheres to all local, state and federal laws. If a common practice conflicts with this Code, it is the responsibility to report all violations immediately to the President or Chief Administrative Officer. Volunteers are responsible for understanding the requirements that apply to their job assignments or duty as a representative of the NBMBAA®.

 

Those who violate the standards in this Code will be subject to progressive disciplinary action, up to and including possible termination of volunteer status. Furthermore, violations of the Code of Ethics may also be violations of the law and may result in civic or criminal penalties.

  • Must carry out all duties and activities in a manner consistent with maintaining the good reputation of the NBMBAA® and its ability to pursue our mission.
  • When dealing with clients, participants, staff members, or volunteers, will hold themselves free of any interest, influence or relationship regarding any professional activity that could impair professional judgment or objectivity.
  • Abusive language towards a staff member, volunteer or another participant is strictly prohibited and may result in the removal from the volunteer team.
  • Possession or use of illegal drugs or the abuse of alcohol as deemed by the standards of intoxication on NBMBAA’s property or events or reporting to the program or event while under the influence of drugs or alcohol may result in immediate removal from the volunteer team.

Bringing onto NBMBAA® property or event site, dangerous or unauthorized materials such as explosives, firearms, weapons or other similar items will result in the immediate removal from the volunteer team and may result in police involvement.

  • Discourtesy or rudeness to a fellow participant, staff member or volunteer may result in the immediate removal from the volunteer team.
  • Verbal, physical or visual harassment of another participant, staff member or volunteer will result in the immediate removal from the volunteer team and may result in police involvement.
  • Actual or threatened violence toward any individual or group will result in the immediate removal from the volunteer team and may result in police involvement.
  • Ethics endangering the life, safety, health or well-being of others will result in the immediate removal from the volunteer team and may result in police involvement.
  • Failure to follow any organization policy or procedure may result in the immediate removal from the volunteer team.
  • Bullying or taking unfair advantage of any participant may result in the immediate removal from the volunteer team.
  • Failing to cooperate with a supervisor or project leader may result in the immediate removal from the volunteer team.
  • Removal or distribution of NBMBAA’s goods and/or property without authorization from NHQ may result in removal from the volunteer team.
  • Must abide by the principles laid out in the Code of Ethics for the organization, and comply by all by-laws, regulations, resolutions, and rules of professional ethics of the organization.

I have read and I understand the NBMBAA’s Code of Ethics. I agree to abide by the code of ethics described above and understand that I may be removed as a volunteer or participant if I violate any of these rules.