Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Volunteering


All applicants must be at least 16 years of age or older, 18 for many volunteer programs. Please check your campus' opportunities for specifications.

You may volunteer at more than one campus.  However, if you begin the interview and clearance process with a particular campus, you must continue with that campus until you have completed a minimum of 75 hours. Once that minimum is met, you may add an additional campus.

If you do not meet the minimum hour requirement, we will not be able to write you a letter or sign any paperwork to confirm your completion of volunteer service.

You are expected to come in once a week for four (4) consecutive hours. This is the minimum commitment.

Please contact your supervisor and let him or her know that you are unable to attend that day.  We do ask that you make up any missed assignment(s) and give advanced notice when possible.

We offer a Leave of Absence up to six months.  After six months you will be considered a new volunteer and need to complete the entire application and clearance process again.  We also cannot guarantee that you can return and cannot hold your assignment during a leave.

Ability to read, write and speak English is required.

You should expect to hear from us within 4-6 weeks upon receipt of your application.

Anywhere from 3-6 weeks.  This is dependent on your availability and urgency to complete the process.

Shadowing is outside the scope of the volunteer role.