Policy for Minor Volunteers

POLICY FOR MINOR VOLUNTEERS

St. Mary’s Dining Room enjoys having the opportunity to involve young people under the age of 18 in our programs. We strive to make the volunteer experience a positive one for all who generously donate their time to our agency’s mission. In our efforts to maintain this level of care it is important to have general safety guidelines.

YOUTH AND CHAPERONE POLICY

  • All volunteers under 18 years of age MUST have an adult chaperone present with them at all times on our campus. To ensure a positive and safe experience, we require the chaperone ratio is maintained at all times. If this ratio is not maintained your group will be asked to leave and reschedule a future volunteer opportunity.
  • 1 adult may chaperone up to 5 youth. Our small, limited staff are unable to supervise unattended youth. Chaperones MUST be actively supervising and volunteering alongside the minor(s) throughout the entire volunteer experience. Minors are not to be seated at a table or participating alone.

KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM VOLUNTEERS 

  • Volunteers must be a least 16 years of age to volunteer in the Kitchen alongside adult chaperone(s).
  • Volunteers of all age are welcome in our Dining Room alongside adult chaperone(s).