5 Traits of Great Volunteer Team Members: Integrity
Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principals. Integrity from each member is vital to the success of a volunteer team. Here are three easy ways to practice integrity when you’re working with a volunteer team:
1. Take responsibility for your mistakes
If something goes awry, find help right away. Don’t be afraid to speak up and talk about what went wrong. With the help of a leader, you will likely be able to work through the problem, fix the mistakes, and avoid any future accidents or injuries.
2. Respect others
When you are working with a team, respect is vital. Practice strong lines of communication and healthy conflict resolution to make sure that everyone feels safe and informed.
3. Work hard
Commit fully to the job you have been given and work as hard as you can to accomplish it. Focusing on your job and giving it special care will help to eliminate mistakes and accidents, and it will also show the community you’re serving, and your team, that you truly care.
How do you show integrity when volunteering as part of a team? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Photo: Ellen Kim, Volunteer Card Member