Code of Conduct

We define good conduct in our organisation by following a small number of principles for Respect and Personal Responsibility. We outline these principles and ask that you follow them at all times.


Treat all individuals with a sense of dignity, respect, and worth. Make a personal commitment to be non-judgemental about cultural differences, living conditions and the life-style of each person with whom I work. Be courteous and polite in all your actions.

Avoid profane and abusive language and disruptive behaviour that is dangerous to self and others.

Abstain from the use of photo, audio or video recording equipment unless given consent.

Respect all confidential information. Volunteers are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all proprietary or privileged information to which they are exposed while serving as a volunteer, whether this information involves a single staff, volunteer, client or other person.

Do not pressure any staff member, fellow volunteer, donor or member of the public to accept political, cultural, or religious beliefs.

Personal responsibility

Be dependable, recognising the commitment and responsibility to my volunteer assignment.

Accept the assignment consistent with abilities and available time.

Accept the assignment with an open mind and a willingness to learn.

Avoid conflict of interest situations and refrain from actions that may be perceived as such. Volunteers should reveal any potential or actual conflicts of interest as they arise to the nominated staff member or Trustee.


Representation of Kildare Animal Foundation:

Volunteers must seek prior approval from Kildare Animal Foundation Trustees before undertaking any representation on behalf of the organisation. This includes, but is not limited to, statements to the media, joint initiatives with other organisations and agreements involving contractual or financial obligations. Establishing accounts with Veterinary practices may only be carried out by agreement of the Company Directors.