Minimum Age: 16 years and enrolled in high school courses.
Number of Hours Required: Volunteers must commit to at least a total of 20 hours and at a minimum of 4 hours of service per month. Please keep in mind the minimum of 4-hours per mnth may change depending upon the needs of PTS and your availability.
Interview(s): A screening interview must be scheduled with PTS prior to becoming a volunteer. Applicants are reviewed and considered based on assessed skills, interests, level of enthusiasm and motivation demonstrated towards commitment and the availability of volunteer positions.
Reference and Criminal Background: Upon successful completion of these checks, the applicant will receive a welcome letter.
Orientation and Training: Once the application, background check, interviews and placement form have been completed the prospective volunteer must become familiar with the Volunteers Services Manual.
Attendance: Volunteers are expected to meet their commitments of their scheduled service hours. PTS must be notified of any absences in advance or as soon as possible. PTS will monitor compliance very closely. After 3 consecutive unexcused absences without notification or extensive absenteeism, PTS reserves the right to terminate a volunteer.
Evaluation: All volunteers should demonstrate a good understanding of assigned tasks. A competency assessment by PTS will be given after 90 days of service and then on an annual basis of the volunteer’s start date anniversary. This assessment will be maintained in the Volunteer’s personal file.