Volunteer at Van Buren Center

YMCA Shelter Services Volunteer Onboarding Sign-Up

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the YMCA of Central Ohio’s Van Buren Center. Volunteers are integral to the success of the Van Buren Center. Our staff depends on the talent and the extra hands to transform one life at a time with love and service. 

Completing this sign-up and all the steps involved is the first step to joining the Van Buren Center Volunteer Community. Please read over all the information below carefully for instructions on each step in the Volunteer Onboarding process. Attached to this sign-up is a Volunteer Onboarding Checklist you can view or download that includes the instructions and required steps. Once you have completed all the steps and watched the training video for New Volunteers you will be ready to sign up for your desired volunteer shift(s)!

Volunteer Onboarding Steps

1. Read over all the information included here, first. Then select the sign-up slot below and click "Submit and 'Sign Up." 

2. You will be directed to the next page where you will be asked to enter in some general information about yourself and then have the option to provide some information about your interests and availability so we can better help you stay in the know about upcoming opportunities based on your responses. 

3. Once you completed the form and submit it you will be redirected to our New Volunteer Training Video. Click "Watch Volunteer Orientation Video". The video has important information about our volunteer program and policies as well as everything you need to know for your first time coming to the shelter.

4. The Volunteer Handbook is attached as a file below. Either before completing the sign-up or after completing all the steps listed here and watching the video, don't forget to read and review the entire handbook. You will need to sign the Volunteer Agreement and Volunteer Waiver/Photo Release. These forms can be accessed below or by CLICKING HERE. 

5. Complete your background check with the YMCA of Central Ohio CLICK HERE to complete. Background Checks are free- if you have any questions about the background check process or if you are required to complete one email, Kristian Tucker, directly at [email protected]

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