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Volunteer FAQs

1. How much would I have to volunteer?

– Our volunteers usually choose one shift per week to work consistently. Shifts are about four hours long and occur during weekday mornings or on Monday evenings. Our weekend truck volunteers usually commit to one shift per month.

2. What if I go on vacation or cannot volunteer in the winter, can I still volunteer at St Joe’s?

– We provide a flexible work environment for our volunteers. If a volunteer will miss any scheduled shifts they are asked to inform the Volunteer Coordinator before they will be gone. If a volunteer will miss a shift unexpectedly, they are asked to call or email the Volunteer Coordinator as soon as possible.

3. Can I complete my court-ordered community service hours at St Joe’s?

– We run background checks on volunteer applicants. We reserve the right to deny placement to any applicant we do not think will be the right fit for the organization. We do allow court-ordered community service, however preference will be given to those applicants that seek a long-term position with St Joe’s.

4. Can I complete service hours for my work or school at St Joe’s?

– We will consider volunteer applications for required community service hours; however, preference will be given to those applicants that seek a long-term position at St Joe’s.

5. I’m under 18, can I volunteer at St Joe’s?

– Volunteers under the age of 16 must volunteer with a parent or guardian. Truck volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

 6. Do you have group projects available?

– Group projects may be available depending on the time of year and amount of work on hand. Since St Joe’s has a large number of weekly volunteers, we do not always have enough work available to accommodate groups. You may contact the Volunteer Coordinator with questions about current project availability.

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