As a volunteer at Italian Week, you are required to follow all expectations as outlined in the Volunteer Code of Conduct below. Together, we can all be part of an experience that is fun, safe, respectful, and fair for all volunteers.

Please consult Shannon Whidden prior to any action or statement which might significantly affect or obligate the festival. This might include: statements to the press or on social media, coalition or lobbying efforts with other organizations, and any agreements involving contractual or other financial obligations.

As a volunteer at Italian Week, you are a representative of the festival when you are on festival grounds, at a festival event, and/or wearing clothing identifying you as an Italian Week volunteer. Italian Week reserves the right to revoke on-site volunteer privileges without notice, or to prevent individuals from participating in future Italian Week related events if any of the following behaviours are observed while representing the festival:


Checking in to the site and not reporting for a scheduled shift;
Unreported or excessive absences;
Repeated tardiness.


Failure to be effective at assigned tasks;
Inappropriate behaviour or negative attitude;
Unnecessary use of cell phone while on duty;
Smoking while on duty.


Inappropriate behaviours or requests directed towards artists;
Insubordination (the act of willfully disobeying your superior);
Breach of confidentiality;
Theft of any kind (financial, property, etc.);
Destruction of Italian Week property or damage to any part of the festival site;
Engaging in self-promotion of any kind;
Harassment, in any form.


Possession or use of drugs and/or illegal substances;
Consumption of alcohol or intoxication while on shift;
Underage drinking;
Excessive intoxication while attending a free show.


Any other reason deemed applicable by Shannon Whidden or the Board of Directors.

Italian Week reserves the right not to discuss details of a dismissal with the volunteer in question. Once a volunteer is dismissed, they must hand in their accreditation and leave the property immediately.