Who can volunteer?
Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and include women, men, and teens (minimum age is 16.) There are no minimum work or educational requirements to volunteer. All you need is the capacity to care and a willingness to help. Prospective volunteers must attend an orientation session, complete a background check, and attend an interview session with our staff prior to placement.
What is volunteer orientation? How often is it offered?
FavorHouse wants to ensure that our volunteers are well prepared to do their jobs. We provide comprehensive training and ongoing support to help you make a difference in the community. There is an initial orientation session to help you learn more about the agency, the services we offer, and how you can provide support. Volunteers wishing to work in positions that provide direct assistance to victims must attend our extended training program as well.
What is a background check?
We ask that you provide personal information such as current name, previous names used, date of birth, gender and race, drivers license, and social security numbers so the Florida Department of Law Enforcement can process your background. Background checks are a minimal cost to volunteers.
Does every volunteer position require extended training?
No. FavorHouse offers both entry-level and advanced volunteer positions. Volunteer positions requiring extended training are those positions which provide direct services to victims. Extended training is a mandatory requirement for all staff as well as most college and university internship programs.
How can I get more information?
To receive an information packet, call 850-434-1177.