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Summer Volunteer Program

Our Summer Volunteer Program welcomes High School and College students unable to make a regular weekly commitment during the rest of the year. For this reason, volunteering during the summer is popular; unfortunately, the number of students we can accept is limited and subject to our forecasted needs for the summer. The program runs from the beginning of June through mid-August. Students who wish to continue beyond that timeframe are welcome to either continue with their current assignment if their schedule allows or inquire about changing their assigned day, time and/or department to accommodate their school year schedule at the beginning of August. However, placement into a new day, time and/or assignment is not guaranteed as this depends on the needs at that time. 

Details
Program runs June 5, 2014 through August 17, 2014.
Certificate of completion will be provided only if the 40-hour requirement has been met or exceeded by the end of the volunteer's last shift.
Shift times for the Summer Program are Monday - Sunday, 8:00am – 12:00pm and 12:00pm – 4:00pm...this means shifts are:
four hours in duration,
on the same day, and
at the same time every week.
Completed personal essays are due by April 4, 2014 at 4:00pm; references will be informed that their forms are due by April 11, 2014 at 4:00pm.
All applicants will be notified whether or not they have been selected within one week of the reference letter due date.
Eligibility
Applicants must be:
15 years old at the time of application.
Able to complete all steps and meet all requirements listed below.
Willing and available to attend the scheduled information session, details listed below.
Willing and available to attend an orientation, details listed below.
Proactive with their communication.
All inquiries must be made by the applicant.
We will not entertain questions or phone calls from any parents, guardians, advisors, etc.
If you cannot call until after our normal business hours you may leave a message with the best time and number to reach you at, and we will call you back accordingly.
No exceptions to any of the above.
How to Apply
Step 1: Submit a 300-word personal essay and have two (2) references submit letters on your behalf.
Personal Essay
Two (2) Reference Letters
(We will send the link to the references you provide in the Person Essay Form.)
These must be from adults in supervisory leadership roles in your life, e.g. teacher, academic advisor, clergy member, coach, band director, etc.
We will not accept reference letters from: parents, other family members (e.g. aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, etc. even if they're in a supervisory leadership role), friends of the family (even if they are in a supervisory leadership role), etc.
Completed personal essays are due by April 4, 2014 at 4:00pm; references will be informed that their forms are due by April 11, 2014 at 4:00pm.
All forms must be submitted online.
Handwritten and typed paper submissions will not be accepted. No exceptions.
Step 2: Attend the Information Session - by invite only - April 30, 2014 at 5:30pm.
Participants will be chosen based on their essays and recommendations.
We will cover details about the volunteer program, expectations and available assignments.
You must attend the Information Session. If you are absent you forfeit your spot. No exceptions.
Step 3: Complete the on-line application.
You will be given instructions on completing your on-line application at the Information Session.
You will select your interview time on the application.
Step 4: Interview; ID Badge Picture; Complete Health Requirements; Pass Criminal Background Check if 18 years of age or older
You will select your uniform size at your interview.
Your assignment will be mutually decided and agreed upon between you and the recruiter at the time of the interview.
Health requirements include: two TB tests; proof of immunity to Rubella, Rubeola and Varicella; flu vaccine during flu season.
Health testing completed at approved locations is free of charge!!!
Step 5: Attend Orientation - June 5, 2014 at 5:30pm.
You will purchase and receive your uniform for a nominal fee of $20 at orientation.
Attendance is mandatory. If you are absent for any reason you will forfeit your spot. Again, no exceptions.
Requirements
Minimum age of 15 years old at time of application.
Able and willing to dedicate 4 hours of service the same day of the week at the same time, for a minimum of 40 hours.
Adhere to Volunteer uniform and dress code policy.
Complete on-the-job training in assigned department after orientation.
No absences (excused or unexcused) during the term of the program.

 



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