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Volunteer FAQs

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT TEEN CHALLENGE

Volunteering is fun, rewarding, and an essential part of Teen Challenge.

* We look forward to you joining our program!

What kinds of volunteer opportunities are available at Teen Challenge Atlantic?

Teen Challenge Atlantic has need of volunteer evening Community Support Workers, weekend staff, golf tournament helpers, drivers to appointments and church, landscaping workers and volunteers to prepare and donate cooked food for student graduations. Also, volunteer speakers in the chapel are always welcome.

Is it possible for a large group to volunteer?

The kinds of work that needs to be done at Teen Challenge is usually better suited to smaller groups.

Do volunteers undergo a screening process?

Yes. Teen Challenge staff reserves the right to screen volunteer applicants to ensure the well-being, protection and privacy of our students. We ask all interested volunteer applicants to contact Teen Challenge Atlantic in advance.

Are children allowed to volunteer alongside their parents?

Yes. Children volunteers must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Is it possible for someone to volunteer after hours?

Yes. Teen Challenge Atlantic is in need of Evening Community Support Staff Volunteers who will work alongside Teen Challenge staff supervising activities at the residence between 5-10 pm and on weekends.

I only need 20 hours of community service for school. Can I fulfil this requirement at Teen Challenge?

Yes!

I have been ordered by a court to do community service. Can I fulfill this requirement at Teen Challenge?

No. We do not accept volunteers doing court-ordered service.

If I am younger than 18, do I need my parents to sign the application?

Yes. If you are under 18, your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must sign the application.

Who should I list as references?

You may list teachers, friends, neighbours, members of church or social groups you belong to, or anyone who can provide a reference to your character and suitability as a volunteer in working with individuals in a diverse setting. Do NOT list relatives.