Volunteer Rights and Responsibilities

B.A.A. Volunteers have a defined set of rights and responsibilities

The relationship between the B.A.A. and its volunteers is a mutual agreement. The support of our volunteers allows us to produce events and programs in the community.  

B.A.A. volunteers project the mission and spirit of the organization and are expected to follow the rules outlined in the B.A.A. Volunteer Code of Conduct and Expectations. The B.A.A. strives to provide a rewarding and fulfilling experience for its volunteers, participants and community members.  

On behalf of the B.A.A. Board of Governors, staff, and our thousands of participants, we are extraordinarily grateful for your service.  

  • The right to feel valued: Volunteering is a significant commitment that you choose to make. In return, you have the right to feel that your time and contribution - however long you've volunteered and whatever your task - is valued.  
  • The right to information about your volunteer role: You have the right to know the logistics of your volunteer position. Volunteers are encouraged to ask questions before, during, and after their assignment if any details are unclear.  
  • The right to discuss your volunteer role: You have the right to talk to the B.A.A. Volunteer Team to discuss ways you might be able to shift your role or take on another position.  
  • The right to feel safe: You have the right to be informed of any potential risks and safety procedures to ensure your physical and emotional well-being.  
  • The right to leave: If for any reason you no longer feel safe or comfortable within your role or surroundings, you have the right to leave. Please follow up with the B.A.A. to share your concerns.  
  • The responsibility to honor the organization's investment in you: The B.A.A. invests in our volunteers. We ask that you honor our investment by being a respectful representative of the B.A.A.   
  • The responsibility to honor the community around you: You have the responsibility to foster an inclusive environment with fellow volunteers, participants, spectators, and to treat each of these stakeholders with dignity, respect, and care.  
  • The responsibility to be a team player: You have the responsibility to fulfill your volunteer duties to the best of your ability, provide ample notice if you are unable to attend, and cooperate with on-site authorities.  
  • The responsibility to take care of yourself: You have the responsibility of preparing for your assignment and being accountable for your own well-being.   
  • The responsibility to communicate your needs: Don’t hesitate to let the B.A.A. Volunteer Team or team captain know if you feel you need additional tools, training, or support.