Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I find out what positions are currently available?
A: Contact the Coordinator of Volunteer Services, firstname.lastname@example.org for information about what positions are currently available.
Q: How do I apply for a volunteer position?
A: There are 4 main steps:
- Complete an online application – the Coordinator of Volunteer Services provides the link to the online application. The link is not on the webpage.
- Attend an interview.
- Complete a Criminal Record Check – the process is facilitated through our office.
- Attend a Volunteer Orientation.
Q: How long does the application process take?
A: The application process from start to finish takes approximately 6 – 8 weeks.
Q: How soon can I start in a position once the application process is complete?
A: It depends on what positions are available at the time your application is complete. If there are no positions available, we will hold your application for 6 months and will contact you if a position arises within this timeframe.
Q: If the position I want to apply for is not available, can I be considered for other roles?
A: Yes. On the application form, indicate all of the positions you are interested in. At the interview the Coordinator will explore various position options with you. Our aim is finding the right role and the right fit for you.
Q: Is training provided for volunteer roles?
A: We do our best to match your skills and interests with volunteer positions. While we do not often provide training, we do offer orientation, which provides an overview of ICA programs and services, information about what to expect in your role, and important policies and procedures.
Q: What type of references are required?
A: Professional references are preferred. These include employment, volunteer, academic, and professional associations.