Frequently Asked Questions
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What types of volunteer opportunities do you have available?
Project Teacher has a variety of opportunities available throughout the school year. From regular opportunities such as assisting in the Free Store to event-related opportunities assisting with our annual fundraiser, there are numerous ways to get involved.
What is the age limit to volunteer?
In most cases, volunteers should be at least 12 years of age. Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a
parent or guardian. All volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian signature on their release form.
Volunteer groups with children between ages 12-14 must have at least one adult chaperone for every five volunteers.
Can students volunteer at Project Teacher to fulfill community service hours?
Yes. Middle school and high school students looking to fulfill school requirements or additional community service hours may volunteer. See above age limits.
My office/church/organization wants to volunteer for a day. How many of us can you accommodate?
We welcome large groups of 10 to 30 volunteers at one time for a scheduled project. Volunteers typically work in the workroom or warehouse sorting supplies, packing mobile, or counting and bundling supplies. If you are interested, please fill out the Group Volunteer Request Form as far in advance as possible.
Are there low impact tasks for elderly or pregnant volunteers?
Yes, we have many tasks that can be done sitting down. Please let us know ahead of time so we can make those accommodations.
After I arrive will I get clear directions on what to do?
Yes. Upon arrival you will be greeted by a staff member who will show you how to sign in and around the facility. You will then be taken on a brief tour of the where you will learn more about the vision and mission of Project Teacher.
Is there a place I can take a break, eat lunch, and put my personal belonging while I volunteer?
Project Teacher does have a Volunteer Lounge where volunteers can place their belongings, store personal lunches and refreshments in the kitchen area, use the volunteer microwave, and take a break