TAFU’s Health and Safety Guidance

Before any clean-up, remember, that responsibility starts at home! Be responsible for yourself, your family, your friends, and the environment, in that order. To this end, we provide below a set of guidelines to help teens and friends take responsibility for their environment in a responsible manner.

  • (maybe to organise the list below in that order?)
  • Always wear protective gear – good strong shoes or boots, a litter picker and reusable gloves
  • Never do a clean-up on your own, be at least two of you, if not more
  • Wash and/or sanitise your hands as often as possible
  • Wash your hands when you take your gloves off
  • Always, always, always wash your hands thoroughly before eating snacks or food – better yet, do not eat during a clean-up
  • Always have a fully charged phone with you in case of emergencies
  • Always let someone know where you are going and by when you should be back
  • Wear visible clothing, such as high visibility vests and bright clothing
  • Be accordingly dressed, with strong shoes or boots, long-sleeved tops and trousers
  • Never go near cliffs or bodies of water
  • Never enter waters on your clean up
  • Never touch sharp objects
  • Stay away from strangers
  • Always stay away from roads
  • Don’t clean up at dawn, dusk or during the night
  • Never lift anything too heavy
  • Be careful on wet surfaces and ice
  • Always leave places that are difficult or dangerous to reach to professionals, call and inform the local authorities, or inform us and we will call them on your behalf
  • Never do a clean-up in bad weather
  • Notify a local authority or us if there are any contaminated sites
  • Do not ever confront anybody who is littering
  • We strongly advise groups and organisations to check their insurance, before organising their own clean-ups
  • Always choose safe sites
  • If you go into a forest or wood wear insect repellents, if you are in the sun wear sun cream and a hat, for other locations and events always be dressed and equipped appropriately for your health and safety and that of others around you must be your first and primary concern.
  • Drink enough water, and make sure you always take a bottle of clean water with you
  • In case of any kind of accident always call professionals
  • And last but not least PLEASE make sure not to disturb wildlife, never touch wild animals or destroy any plants

TAFU is not responsible for any damage or injuries that might happen during your clean-ups, TAFU is an educational Nature Conservation organisation that promotes personal responsibility of each and every one of us towards nature, which includes us human beings, so the health and safety of every individual must be paramount at all time to everyone.

Terms and Conditions for Volunteering


If you think you are a good fit for this role please contact us at info@teensandfriendsunited.org

  • All volunteers are to act in accordance with the role they have accepted to do for TAFU and passing the views and way of the organisation and its president.
  • Country/language-speaking countries representatives are to translate posts that are made in English to their language/s and post it, as agreed with president, in environmental groups in their language/s. They are also expected to translate website content into their language/s.
  • All projects and plans are welcomed and desired; however, they must be done in agreement with the president and not of self-initiative.
  • All country/s representatives are to represent their country/s and not others. They are to copy from the English/French sides and to reproduce the same content in their own language. Representatives for countries and languages are needed, not to contribute on the English or French groups/sites/pages etc., but however, to replicate the same on their language’s groups/sites etc.
  • Nobody is allowed to open any accounts on behalf of TAFU, unless approved in writing by the president.
  • In any accounts that have been approved, all posts must be approved.
  • Nobody is allowed to talk on TAFU’s behalf, unless specifically agreed in writing.
  • No fundraising is allowed, under any circumstances on TAFU’s behalf unless you were given written consent
  • No self-promotion or marketing
  • No criticizing or favouring or humiliating activists that participate in TAFU’s project, or anybody else, on TAFU’s behalf
  • No protests are allowed to be done on TAFU’s behalf
  • No other violent acts, bullying, discouragement or favouring one activist over another are allowed
  • Every volunteer will have to identify themselves with their ID
  • TAFU (Teens and Friends United) reserves right and ownership of TAFU’s website and all social media, groups etc, “Eco-patrol”, “Art for Nature”, “Great Attenborough Clean-ups” and “Thank you, Sir David Attenborough” pages and groups and anything related to them, are all part of TAFU. Nobody is allowed to act on behalf of any of these name’s, in ownership of TAFU, unless they were given permission in writing.
  • Please bear in mind that volunteers are not paid
  • And please do not forget our goal is to act and do, to raise awareness of personal responsibility and common sense & to be genuine and transparent.
  • TAFU is not responsible for any of our volunteer’s actions or misrepresenting TAFU or their work that they have stated they are doing on TAFU’s behalf
  • Any recommendation from TAFU is only valid if it is given directly from us to the institution or person that requires it
  • Any documents presented to anyone that were not given from TAFU directly or TAFU’s email are not valid
  • TAFU cannot be held responsible for anybody attempting to falsify documents
  • TAFU cannot be held responsible for publishing and advertising actions that our volunteers told us they have done
  • TAFU reserves right to edit terms and conditions at any time if there’s a need to do so at any times

Terms of business for partnerships

If you think you are a good fit for this role please contact us at info@teensandfriendsunited.org

Teens and Friends United – Nature Conservation Organisation is a non-profitable, non-protesting global organisation promoting awareness and calling on personal responsibility from individuals, institutions, and groups.

Partners agree not to engage in any projects on behalf of Teens and Friends United – Nature Conservation Organisation (TAFU) without prior agreement.

It must be known that TAFU is a non-profitable organisation that promotes only action and does not participate in fundraising activities or any type of protesting, neither for our own activities nor for the activities of others.

Any fundraising or representing TAFU is strictly prohibited.

We are delighted with our partnership and look forward to all our future joint projects.

TAFU reserves right to edit terms and conditions at any time if there’s a need to do so at any times

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