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Requirements for Direct Service Volunteers

We ask all direct service volunteers to complete a series of training sessions to learn the support and skills you’ll need to successfully volunteer with The Night Ministry’s programs.

Sessions cover
- The Night Ministry’s philosophy of non-judgmental, affirming service
- An overview of the people we serve and the issues they face
- Relationship building skills
- The Night Ministry’s services

If you’re interested in becoming a direct service volunteer, attend Core Training Session 1, an introduction to our services and volunteer opportunities. If you decide to continue, you’ll be asked to:

- Complete a Volunteer Application Form and submit 3 written references
- Attend Core Training Sessions 2 – 3
- Sign and understand the State-Mandated Reporter Status form
- Sign and agree to abide by The Night Ministry’s Confidentiality and Ethics Policy
- Complete State-Mandated fingerprinting and authorization for background check
- Complete State-Mandated testing for tuberculosis (Youth Services volunteers only)

- Attend a Volunteer Debriefing Dinner to reflect on your experiences with staff and other volunteers, after volunteering for several months.

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