Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions
When will volunteers be needed?
Thursday, August 10, 2017; 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
What types of volunteer opportunities are there?
The following areas are where volunteers are needed: Greeters/Line Control, On-Site Check-in, Facility Monitors/Door Monitors, School Supply Distribution, Information Booth & Referral, Hydration Station Assistants and volunteer hospitality.
Is there a minimum age requirement?
All volunteers must be at least 16 years at the time of their assignment. Volunteers must agree to a background check required by BTSRU.
What volunteer shifts are available?
Shift #1 – 7:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Shift #2 – 10:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.; Entire Day – 7:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Outside line control 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
How many shifts do I have to work?
Volunteers must be available to work a minimum of one 4 hour shift.
May individuals and groups sign-up to volunteer together?
Individuals and groups may sign-up to volunteer together. Please note on your application with which individual or group you would like to volunteer. Volunteers wishing to be assigned to work with specific individuals must choose the same shift time and volunteer position.
After I send in my application, when will I receive my volunteer assignment?
Within a week of submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation by email of your background check approval and volunteers will be notified of their position at volunteer info pick up on event day.
Do I need to attend a training session?
Training will take place the day of the event 15-20 minutes prior to start of shift.
Can I bring family members or friends with me to my shift?
Family members or friends are not allowed to be with volunteers while they are on duty, unless they are scheduled to work at the same time.
What do volunteers need to wear during their shift?
All volunteers will be given a short sleeved volunteer t-shirt to wear the day of the event. We ask volunteers to wear khakis, casual slacks, jeans, capris or shorts (between mid-thigh and knee) with the volunteer t-shirt. Also, wear athletic or sturdy shoes (both buildings have concrete flooring). No hats will be allowed while volunteering unless your volunteer position is outside.
Will volunteers be provided with food and drink during their shift?
All volunteers will be provided with drinks and snacks during their shift. Volunteers working SHIFT #1 will be provided with breakfast and Volunteers working SHIFT #2 will be provided with lunch. Those Volunteers working ALL DAY will receive breakfast and lunch.
Will volunteers be able to pick up school supplies during shift?
Volunteers will not be able to pick up school supplies during their shift. If you qualify for free school supplies you will need to pre-register at one of our locations before the event and you can pick up your school supplies before or after your scheduled shift or have someone else do it for you.
For questions on volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.