The Lifesaving Society's reputation in aquatic safety and its
status as a charitable organization imposes high expectations of
professional and ethical behaviour.
The Society's reputation depends on the integrity of its
volunteers and staff. Volunteers carry a high burden of
trust. The way in which that trust is discharged to a great
extent determines the Society's success and the place of pride that
it enjoys in the aquatic community and in society at large.
Guidelines for Ethical Standards of Conduct
- Volunteers will act in a way that promotes the welfare, image
and reputation of the Society.
- Volunteers will treat everyone with dignity and respect.
- Volunteers will avoid perceived and actual conflicts of
- Volunteers who find themselves in a conflict of interest will
- Volunteers who receive confidential Society information will
keep that information confidential.
- The Society's intellectual property remains the property of the
Society and will not be used for the personal benefit of a
- A volunteer should avoid involvement in any form of
self-employment or private business which competes with programs or
services delivered directly by the Society which could be
considered a conflict of interest.
- Volunteers will not use their volunteer position to influence
other volunteers, staff or organizations having dealings with the
Society in order to gain personally or to advance others through
the results of that influence.
- Volunteers may accept gifts, favours or hospitality on
behalf of the Society. Volunteers will not
accept personal gifts, favours or hospitality except as in the
ordinary course of business where gifts of nominal value for
purposes of promotion or courtesy may be offered. Receipt of
such gifts is acceptable.
- Volunteers will be aware of, and follow other Codes and
Policies of the Society.