OHFL Policies

Below are Services and Volunteer policies that may be of interest to you.

Services Policies

Ride Cancellations Due to Weather Events

When Montgomery County schools are closed for weather events all Olney Home For Life, Inc. rides are cancelled.
If the schools are open and the volunteer driver believes that the situation is unsafe, or he/she is uncomfortable driving, that particular ride will be cancelled. The volunteer driver will be responsible for notifying the rider and the OHFL ride coordinator about the cancellation.
In any situation that the volunteer driver believes is unsafe, which includes, but is not limited to, electrical storms, torrential downpours, flooding, etc. the driver should cancel the ride and notify the rider and coordinator.

Volunteer Policies

Confidentiality Policy for Employees, Volunteers and Board Members.

Respecting the privacy of our clients, donors, members, staff, volunteers and of the Board of Olney Home For Life, Inc. is a basic value of OHFL. Our volunteers, employees and Board Members are required to read and sign the Confidentiality Policy.
Personal, health and financial information is confidential and should not be disclosed or discussed with anyone without permission or authorization. Care shall also be taken to ensure that unauthorized individuals do not overhear any discussion of confidential information and that documents containing confidential information are not left in the open or inadvertently shared.
Employees, volunteers and board members of OHFL may be exposed to information which is confidential and/or privileged and proprietary in nature. It is the policy of OHFL that such information must be kept confidential both during and after employment or volunteer service. Staff and volunteers, including board members, are expected to return materials containing privileged or confidential information at the time of separation from employment or expiration of service.
Unauthorized disclosure of confidential or privileged information is a serious violation of this policy and will subject the person(s) who made unauthorized disclosures to dismissal.
Confidentiality is the preservation of privileged information. By necessity personal, health and private information is disclosed in a professional working relationship. Part of what you learn is necessary to provide services to the applicant or client; other information is shared within the development of a helping, trusting relationship. Therefore, most information gained about individual clients through an assignment is confidential in terms of the law, and disclosure could make you and OHFL legally liable. Disclosure could also damage your relationship with the client and make it difficult to help the person.