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OWCAP Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

Continuous volunteers are expected, at a minimum, to volunteer eight (8) hours a month. However, it is preferred to have the volunteer work at least two (2) hours a week. Several volunteer opportunities have flexible hours but consistency is appreciated.

Yes, please click here to see a list of group volunteer activities. Group activities must be planned and calendared with the Volunteer Coordinator. A Group Volunteer Application must be completed along with an In-Kind Contribution form for each participant. Attending an orientation is not required.

Yes, please click here for additional information.

Volunteers must be 14 years old or older if volunteering independently. However, if you are younger, you are welcome to participate in a family or group project where minors are supervised by adult chaperones. In addition, youth under the age of 14 who need to complete community service hours may be able to complete a service project at home with parent supervision and approval of volunteer coordinator.

All individual volunteers must be pre-screened (click here to see qualifying criteria) and attend orientation which consists of the following:/p>

  • Make an appointment to attend an orientation by calling 801-399-9281 ext. 401. Orientations are normally scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and take approximately one and a half hours. Anyone under 16 must have their parent or guardian attend with them. Appointments must be made in advance; there are no walk-ins.
  • Complete a volunteer application which includes a Criminal Background Statement and Criminal Background Investigation waiver authorizing the agency to complete a background check in compliance with Head Start standards and laws governing the care and custody of children.
  • Meet with the Volunteer Coordinator to be assigned a work area and supervisor based on the volunteer's identified interest and availability. A work schedule and starting date will be established.

You will need to bring:

  • A photo ID.
  • Current Weber County Food Handler’s Permit if required for the position you are interested in. To obtain a Weber County Food Handler’s Permit go to http://www.webermorganhealth.org/food_handlers.php
  • Verification of a current Tuberculosis Test if required or planning to volunteer 60 hours or more. (Note: TB tests are good for two years TB tests can be obtained by your physician or at the Weber-Morgan Health Department. WSU volunteers can obtain a TB test at the WSU Health Center)
  • If you are a minor age 14 or 15, you must bring one of your parents or your guardian.

The volunteer program provides an orientation to Ogden-Weber CAP and the policies and procedures to be followed while volunteering. The volunteer will be trained on their responsibilities by the staff they are assigned to work with. In addition, volunteers are welcome to participate in training and classes that will enrich the volunteer’s expertise in a topic pertinent to the department you are serving.

The quality of a good volunteer is a willingness to learn and be flexible while offering up their expertise and skills to benefit Ogden-Weber CAP. A good volunteer is excited and passionate about the area they are serving in and tolerant serving with an array of diverse individuals. A good volunteer exhibits integrity with managing their assignments and time commitments.

Yes! You have unlimited opportunities of meeting new people, helping others, and gaining and sharing valuable skills. Volunteer experience also looks great on a job application or resume!

People who choose to volunteer give back to communities in need and make a difference in other’s lives. Our mission is to help those in our community move forward through encouragement, education and support. Volunteering is also a great way to network, make new friends, learn new skills, and be involved in your community!

 

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