Direct contact with minors (legally defined in Honduras as individuals under 18) within mission projects is limited to the provision of services only. Inviting a child or children to accompany and help with the volunteer’s responsibilities is not allowed. Spontaneous activity with any child is not allowed (i.e. eating lunch with a particular child, etc). No volunteer is to initiate or collaborate in the discipline of any child.
Mission Lazarus is legally responsible for the conduct of its employees as well as its volunteers. These guidelines minimize, but can not altogether eliminate, mission liability in the event of alleged Human Rights violations.