What is the volunteer time commitment?
Time commitment is determined by your direct supervisor and the department for which you volunteer. To be considered “active” you will need to have volunteered within the past 6 months. If you have not volunteered and have not contacted volunteer services within this time frame, you will be transitioned to “inactive” status. Inactive means that you will be taken off the email listserv, and will not be able to sign up for opportunities. To be re-activated, you must contact volunteer services directly.
What is the minimum age to volunteer?
The minimum age to volunteer for the general volunteer program is 13 years of age.
What is the volunteer dress code?
Volunteers adhere to a business casual dress code unless otherwise stated. Volunteer badges must be worn at all times during your scheduled shift.
May I volunteer for a short time only?
Applicants who are interested in volunteering for a short time only will be accepted on a case by case basis.
Can my corporate, community, or school group volunteer?
By all means! The group leader will need to fill out the online application form, and include details regarding the group’s volunteering goals and availability in the notes section. We can offer a tailored information session and training to fit your needs.
May I shadow an employee or have direct clinical experience?
We typically reserve shadowing experiences for interns or those planning to apply for an internship, and then it is subject to staff availability. We can typically allow for 2-4 hours for a shadowing experience.
How long is an application kept on file?
Applications are stored for 1 month after they are submitted, unless you have responded to our email detailing upcoming information sessions or have extenuating circumstances (i.e. you will be moving to Atlanta in 3 months).
I need community service or court-ordered community service hours.
Because most of our opportunities require training and a background knowledge of our organization, acceptance for court ordered applicants is rare and will be determined on a case by case basis. We are happy to recommend other volunteer sites that might be a better fit.
May I volunteer in more than one area?
Yes, by all means! We will work with you to explore opportunities in other departments.
Still have questions?
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.