Q1)What job positions CCA holds for volunteers?
Almost anything you want to do or can think of! You can volunteer to design and create a website, clean, work in the office, work with donations, and work with merchandising
Q2)How much time does CCA need you to volunteer for?
This is really up to you. You can find volunteering that only takes an hour a month - there's a trend towards short-term volunteering requiring minimal commitment. Having said that, obviously the less time you have the harder it can be to find something that's right for you. You can volunteer on any day of the week, Monday- Friday, day time same as our office hours 10 am-5pm. Deciding how much time you are prepared to commit to volunteering will help determine where you volunteer.
Q3)I'm working full-time. Will I still be able to volunteer?
We would love to find volunteers that are able to work from their home on small projects.
Q4)Can I volunteer with my family and friends?
Yes, you can. Some volunteering is done in groups, so two or more people could easily join together.
Q5)Can I claim benefits while volunteering?
Yes, you can. The benefits regulations are clear that you can volunteer. For detailed and up-to- date information on volunteering perks contact our office.
Q6)Can I be paid something to cover my expenses?
Yes, you can. That includes the cost of bus ticket
Q7)What if I have a criminal record?
CCA may run a Criminal Records check on volunteers working with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults. Your suitability for a particular voluntary role may have to be assessed considering the nature of any previous offence and how long ago it was committed.
Q8)Will I be interviewed? What will they ask me?
CCA has not formal interview, but to arrange an informal chat. In either case this gives you, and the
organization, a chance to assess each other and an opportunity to ask questions. A typical
interviewer (formal or informal) may ask any of the following:
Q9) Do I need qualifications?
No qualification is needed.
Q10) Will I get training?
CCA offers substantial training and support; it depends on the type of work you will be doing, how to use the tools and what health and safety precautions to take.
Q11) Can I get a qualification?
You may well learn a lot and gain valuable experience, skills and a reference though. If you would like to gain a formal qualification, ask at interview.
Q12) I want to be a social worker. How can I get experience?
CCA works with social care field that involve volunteers in frontline roles, for example helping people with a poverty reduction. Please contact CCA for details of current opportunities.
Q13) Can I just come to volunteer or should I schedule ahead of time?
To sign up for a volunteer shift please contact the volunteer program at (807) 474-5383 ext: 305, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You, as a volunteer, should learn about our volunteer needs, our schedule, and availability. Please do not come on Saturdays if not scheduled. Volunteer MUST be under supervision all the time.
Q14) Where should I park?
CCA is located at 404 North May St. Thunder Bay. All parking in this area is on-street. There is limited parking spaces.
Q15) Is there any age limit to volunteer?
There is no age limit, however age of and below 12 would be not permitted to work at CCA, unless is a supervisor and a classroom project. Please be aware of your physical and emotional abilities.