Q. Why such a short lead time?
A. Our experience is that most teenagers do not plan for these type of activities much in advance.
Q. What if we need adult volunteers to work with the teen volunteers?
A. You may require or request this when giving us the details of the opportunity, but just realize this will narrow the response.
Q. Since all of your Members are students, should we assume we can only get help after school and on the weekends?
A. Not necessarily! Some of our Members are home schooled, and some are older high school students with free periods, late starts and early outs. Also, there are many holidays throughout the year and the entire summer.
Q. Can we request only older Members due to the activity? What if we need the volunteers to bring their own gloves or a tool, for example?
A. Yes, you can specify an age range if the job requires it. If the volunteers need to bring something, just include that in your request. It's usually not a problem. If you are providing a meal or refreshments, include the details. But our Members cannot accept anything more than that.
Q. What if a Member who came to help, isn't really helping at all?
A. Feel free to ask the Member to leave. Please make sure an adult is called if the Member did not drive himself or herself there. We would be disappointed to hear of such an issue, but we do want to know if one of our Members has caused a problem. Please call 800.894.8877 or email the Operations Director.