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Community Builds Code of Conduct

Community Builds is a community-based organization dedicated to providing a safe place where we can learn various woodworking skills from each other. Participation in the organization’s programs is subject to the observance of the organization’s rules and procedures. The activities outlined below are strictly prohibited. Any participant or staff member who violates this Code is subject to discipline, up to and including removal from the program.


Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct: Community Builds Wood Club


Be patient and courteous.


Be inclusive. We welcome and support people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social and economic class, educational level, color, immigration status, sex, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.


Be considerate. Conduct endangering the life, safety, health or well-being of others.

 We all depend on each other to produce the best work we can as a club. Your decisions will affect members and colleagues, and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions.


Be respectful. Discourtesy or rudeness to a fellow participant, staff member or volunteer including abusive language will not be accepted. We won't all agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for disrespectful behavior. We will all experience frustration from time to time, but we cannot allow that frustration become personal attacks. An environment where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive or creative one.

Choose your words carefully. Always conduct yourself professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down others including abusive language towards a staff member, volunteer or another participant. Harassment and exclusionary behavior aren't acceptable; this includes, but is not limited to: Actual or threatened violence toward any individual or group -. - Discriminatory jokes and language. - Sharing sexually explicit or violent material via electronic devices or other means. - Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms. - Unwelcome sexual attention. - Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

Do not harass others. Bullying or taking unfair advantage of any participant is unacceptable. Verbal, physical or visual harassment of another participant, staff member or volunteer is unacceptable. In general, if someone asks you to stop something, then stop. When we disagree, try to understand why. Differences of opinion and disagreements are mostly unavoidable. What is important is that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively.



Our differences can be our strengths. We can find strength in diversity. Different people have different perspectives on issues, and that can be valuable for solving problems or generating new ideas. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean that they’re wrong. Don’t forget that we all make mistakes and blaming each other doesn’t get us anywhere.

Instead, focus on resolving issues and learning from mistakes.


Have common sense: Some things should go without saying. Unfortunately have to include some items in this category. Possession or use of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs while attending sessions during Community Builds workshops or reporting to the program while under the influence of drugs or alcohol has a zero tolerance policy. Bringing onto STPLNs’ or Community Builds’ property dangerous or unauthorized materials such as explosives, firearms, weapons or other similar items is unacceptable


I have read and I understand the Community Builds’s Code of Conduct. I agree to abide by the rules described above and understand that I may be removed as a participant if I violate any of these rules.

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