Am4Teens Policy/Code of Conduct

The following code of conduct outlines the essential standards that we, at Am4teens, uphold to ensure the utmost commitment, success, and ethicality of all volunteers.

The ‘Am4Teens Code of Conduct’ applies to the following:

  • Implication of the terms of the Code of Conduct applies in all of Am4teens projects, including (but not limited to) virtual, individual, and group projects.

  • The terms in the conduct are to be enforced in the means of communication through Slack, project meetings, and involvement, to prevent all unaccepted behavior further outlined in the Volunteer Code of Conduct.

Introductory terms:

  • All Am4Teens volunteers must be honest, particularly when submitting and logging volunteer hours. If any inaccuracy is suspected, further investigation would be conducted.

  • An ethical manner with virtual respect, optimism, teamwork, commitment, and devotion is expected from all volunteers.

  • All volunteers must commit to accurately representing the objectives and principles highlighted in the Am4Teens Mission Statement.

  • All volunteers, once accepted, are sought to agree to the terms of the Am4Teens Code of Conduct.

Code of Conduct for Volunteers:

  • Volunteers are expected to commit to any projects that they have signed up for by abiding by the set minimum requirements for each project:

  • Failure to comply with the requirements will result in the allocation of ½ strikes: the termination of hours for that project.

  • Continued failure to commit to projects will result in 2/2 strikes, meaning that the volunteer would be at risk of expulsion.

  • Volunteers are expected to be principled; refraining from plagiarism, false information, documentation, or slander.

  • Volunteers must comply with the policies and directions provided by the ‘Am4Teens Team’.

  • Any further inquiries or assistance will be addressed by allocated team members.

  • Any affliction to another volunteer or team member such as bullying/cyber-bullying, discrimination, gender, civil status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, is prohibited at Am4Teens and the volunteer(s) will be removed from the organization.

  • We welcome everyone at Am4Teens, and volunteers who are being discriminatory against their peers will not be tolerated.

  • If any misinformation spreads about Am4Teens volunteers, team members, organization partners’, and the organization itself will NOT be tolerated and will be removed from the organization with a possibility of a written letter (email) to the teacher/counselor listed on the volunteer’s application. As stated in bullet point two “Code of Conduct for Volunteers”, slander will not be tolerated.

  • Volunteers are NOT permitted to share resources/opportunities (sign-up forms, sheets, events, webinars, meetings, etc) with individuals that are NOT a part of Am4Teens. This is violating the privacy of those who are a part of the organization. An investigation will be conducted if caught sharing information/resources to individuals outside of Am4Teens.

  • Slack is used for the leadership team members of the organization to communicate with volunteers about new opportunities, information, etc. Therefore, volunteers are not allowed to post/share messages that are unrelated without the Founder’s (Annie Mokatsyan) or COO's (Ariane Lemaire and Eimaan Shahid) permission.

  • If a volunteer will no longer like to volunteer with Am4Teens, volunteers must request the "Am4Teens Expression of Leave" form from either a team member or board member. The volunteer must accurately fill out the form following the criteria. Once the form has been filled out, the board member corresponding with the volunteers' last name will reach out regarding this endeavor. We are kindly asking for the volunteers' to be patient- it's not a quick process as we need to remove the volunteer from any/every project they signed up for, our workspaces, portals, etc. We would appreciate a formal and professional leave.

Code of Conduct for the Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Am4Teens’ Volunteer(s)

  • Please be respectful to those in the Am4Teens community.

  • Please avoid participating in volunteer projects as it is tailored to high school and college students ONLY. Parents are more than welcome to attend the events either online/in person.

  • Please be kind with your words as your child is in a community filled with minors. We are young students trying to do our part in global progress, therefore nothing will be perfect, so we ask that you respect that.

  • If your child no longer wants to commit to Am4Teens, it is their responsibility to request the "Am4Teens Expression of Leave" form. So please do not do it on behalf of your child.

  • Any slander, hatred, cruelty, threats, and unprofessionalism directed towards any team member, volunteer, partner, and/or project will not be tolerated. We, as young students, are doing our best to run a nonprofit organization (stated in the third bullet point) efficiently and remotely. It is a felony to threaten or harass a minor (or anyone) online.

What happens if a volunteer does not comply with the ‘Am4Teens Code of Conduct’?

  • The volunteer that does not comply with the code of conduct will receive an email from the ‘Am4Teens Leadership Team’ with a warning and will receive a potential strike. Acquiring 2/2 strikes will result in expulsion from Am4teens.

  • Volunteers are sought to contribute to any and/or all projects with their fullest potential and dedication. Failure to do so will result in a strike stated in the first bullet point of the Volunteer Code of Conduct.

  • We appreciate all of the work that our volunteers set forth on, but to keep a fun, safe, and professional environment, we need to outline our essential standards amongst our large and amazing community.

Should you have any questions about the ‘Am4Teens Policy/Code of Conduct’, please reach out to the leadership team regarding your inquiry or

This code of conduct can change. If a change were to occur, volunteers will be notified and sent via email with the new policy/code of conduct.