Code of Conduct and Rules of Participation on AV Programs

We expect certain things of those who travel with us for their own safety and security and for the benefit of the host community.

Our programs are not ‘holidays’ and there is work for you to do. You are therefore expected to conform to the following standards of behaviour: –

  • To give your all to the program to which you have committed, to work hard and approach tasks with a positive attitude;
  • To respect the cultural attitudes and practices of those you meet and work with in the host community;
  • To show a responsible and professional attitude at work and to do the job assigned to you to the best of your ability;
  • To keep your accommodation clean and tidy;
  • To inform our in-country management team if you are going off travelling during the program and to let them know the planned date of return;
  • To make sure that you are available to work when required (e.g. getting up and arriving for work on time, returning on time from travels);
  • To let our in-country management team know if you have a problem of any sort: we cannot help to sort things out if we do not know about it;
  • To respect others within the group and refrain from any abusive or unkind behaviour;
  • To respect members of the local community and refrain from any abusive or unkind behaviour;
  • To respect the environment, take a responsible approach towards litter and using scarce resources;
  • To comply with all local laws;
  • To not cease taking or adjust any prescription medication without consulting your medical practitioner;
  • To accept that AV may, in its sole and absolute discretion, send you home summarily: –
    o for taking illegal drugs (those other than as prescribed by a general medical practitioner);
    o for being excessively intoxicated by alcohol or other substances;
    o if you are considered to have failed to act in a reasonable and responsible manner towards yourself and/or to others in your group or who may come into contact with you;
    o if, for any other reason, AV feels it is in your best interests that you return home.

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