Last updated: October 5, 2022
Johns Hopkins volunteers are dedicated individuals who play a significant role in supporting and advancing the mission and goals of Johns Hopkins through their time, expertise, and generosity. The institution values volunteers as ambassadors and advocates of our schools, divisions, departments, centers, and other parts of Johns Hopkins University and Medicine.
This conduct and confidentiality agreement is intended to assist our volunteers by clarifying institutional standards and processes. By establishing a mutual understanding and common set of expectations, we will build a strong foundation for valuable and lasting relationships with our volunteers.
The actions of volunteers reflect on them individually as well as on the institution. These guidelines provide a common understanding of standards and expectations of Johns Hopkins volunteers.
Johns Hopkins volunteers should:
Conflict of interest:
A conflict of interest situation exists whenever a board or council member may be influenced by an outside interest, such as personal financial gain. Individuals should not leverage their volunteer status for personal or commercial gain and any conflict of interest scenario should be avoided whenever possible. If a relationship is deemed a conflict of interest, volunteers will be asked to remove themselves from participating in any institutional decision with respect to those specific interests.
In the event of a potential conflict of interest, volunteers should:
Use of the Johns Hopkins Name and Marks (Johns Hopkins branding):
During the course of your service as a Johns Hopkins volunteer, you may receive confidential information about Johns Hopkins or its donors. Confidential information may include:
We ask that you do not disclose confidential information to anyone outside of your fellow volunteer cohort(s), and that you use reasonable care to prevent the disclosure of confidential information – both during your volunteer service as well as after its conclusion.
In addition, volunteers are ineligible to receive access to non-public information regarding ongoing Johns Hopkins research or intellectual property during the course of their service.
Johns Hopkins reserves the right to terminate volunteer status at any time for individuals who do not adhere to the above guidelines, or whose actions are deemed inappropriate or unprofessional for their role. Volunteers may also withdraw from their role with the institution at any time if they believe that their expectations are not being met, their role is no longer fulfilling, or they no longer have capacity to serve the institution. Notice of such decisions should be communicated in writing to their immediate Development and Alumni Relations staff contact.
If you have questions about whether a specific piece of information is confidential, please contact the Office of Volunteer Engagement – firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-516-8243.
Thank you for your service to Johns Hopkins.