How do I Become a Student Volunteer?

Prospective Student Volunteers must complete an application packet and return and submit it to the Community Liaison. Students over the age of 18 do not need to complete the parental consent signature requirement.

Community Liaison, Cheryl Gonsman
Family Services Inc.
2022 Broad Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601
Phone: (814) 944.3583 ext. 333
Email: cgonsman@familyservicesinc.net

Once your packet is received, the Community Liaison will review your application, check your references and schedule an interview should you meet the requirements to be a Student Volunteer.

What Duties Will I Perform?

A variety of options are available for Student Volunteers at Family Services.

When Do I Volunteer?

You will meet with the Community Liaison for an interview. During the interview process, you will discuss your availability. During the school year, most Student Volunteers will be scheduled after school, evenings, and weekends.

What is Expected of Me as a Student Volunteer?

Student Volunteers are expected to schedule volunteer time with the Community Liaison and complete their scheduled assignment. The Community Liaison should be notified immediately if you are unable to perform your scheduled duties.

Student Volunteers should have a positive attitude, follow the policies and procedures learned at orientation, dress appropriately and be a good role model. Monthly evaluations will be conducted with each Student Volunteer. Family Services Inc. has the right to immediately terminate a Student Volunteer for service that does not meet our expectations.