Volunteering Frequently Asked Questions

Who can volunteer?

Can children volunteer?

Can I complete my court-ordered community service hours at Project C.U.R.E?

Can I complete my service-learning hours at the Project C.U.R.E.?

When can I volunteer?

How many volunteers can be in my group?

Is the warehouse a handicap friendly facility?

I have never volunteered. Will I be trained?

What should I wear?

What are the Volunteer Responsibilities and Expectations?

What is a volunteer profile, and why do I need to provide personal information?

Will my information be sold or traded with other organizations?

I signed up for an opportunity but cannot make it, how do I cancel?

Why do I have to record my hours?

What if I don’t see my question on the list?

 

Who can volunteer?

Anyone over the age of 15 can volunteer at Project C.U.R.E. (unless previously agreed with the Operations Director)

 

Can children volunteer?

Volunteers must be at least 15 years old (unless previously agreed with the Operations Director)

 

Can I complete my court-ordered community service hours at Project C.U.R.E?

Project C.U.R.E. only accepts community service volunteers with non-violent, non-sexual or non-drug charges. Please call the Operations Director for an appointment to schedule your community service hours.

You must bring verification of your charges the first time you enter the building or you will not receive credit for your service hours. 

 

Can I complete my service-learning hours at the Project C.U.R.E.?

Yes, contact the Operations Director for more information.

Volunteers who need a record of their hours must create a volunteer profile and register for each shift.

If you do not sign in for a shift, we will have no record of your volunteer time and be unable to confirm those hours.

 

When can I volunteer?

You can see a list of available volunteer shifts on each of our location pages.

 

How many volunteers can be in my group?

We consider 7 people or more volunteering together a group.  If there are 6 people or fewer coming together, you can still come – but register as individual volunteers.  Our maximum group size varies from shift to shift.

 

Is the warehouse a handicap friendly facility?

Please contact the individual warehouse location as this varies from facility to facility.

 

I have never volunteered. Will I be trained?

On your first day of volunteering you will watch an informative video regarding Project C.U.R.E. and its mission as well as have a tour of the warehouse.  During this time you can ask any questions that you may have!

 

What should I wear?

•             Comfortable work clothes

•             Closed-toe shoes (no sandals or flip-flops allowed)

•             Please dress according to the weather, our warehouses can be cold in the winter and hot in the summer!

Prohibited volunteer attire includes:

•             Clothing or jewelry that interferes with work especially long necklaces, rings, and loose bracelets

•             Flip-flops, sandals and open-toe shoes

•             Overly revealing, offensive or otherwise inappropriate clothing

 

What are the Volunteer Responsibilities and Expectations?

As a volunteer, you will be expected to

•             Operate on self-management, if you need to rest please do so

•             Arrive on time and behave responsibly and dependably in regards to your volunteer assignment

•             Be positive and accept direction from team leaders willingly

•             Be flexible and patient while volunteering

•             Be excited and have a sense of humor, we are here to help others and have fun while doing so!

 

What is a volunteer profile, and why do I need to provide personal information?

The volunteer profile is made up of the information you provide about yourself, including your skills, interests, and general contact information. You’ll need to fill out the profile form the first time you register for a volunteer opportunity. You can change your answers and update your contact information anytime you choose!

The information you provide helps us to understand who our volunteers are, and it enables us to see trends in volunteering at Project C.U.R.E. It helps us serve you better, obtain grants and funding, and recognize all that you do for us!

 

Will my information be sold or traded with other organizations?

No, all information that you provide us is for Project C.U.R.E.’s internal use only and will never be sold or traded to other parties.

 

I signed up for an opportunity but cannot make it, how do I cancel?

Go to your current events and click cancel the registration. If you need to cancel less than 24 hours before you were scheduled to volunteer, please call the organizer listed in the event description.

 

Why do I have to record my hours?

So we can give you credit for your hard work! We can provide verification of hours to your school or employer, the court system, your Scout troop leader, or any other organization that has a community service requirement.

Knowing how many hours our volunteers donate is important to us! We can use that information to write grant proposals and obtain funding. It allows us to quantify how much our volunteers contribute to our efforts, how much work our volunteers help us accomplish, and how much we rely on you!

 

What if I don’t see my question on the list?

We are pleased to answer any question you may have, please email the location specific Operations Director. If enough people need to know the answer, we will add it to this page.