Volunteer FAQ

Questions?

Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Diana O’Brian at 360-378-2158 / volunteer@apsfh.com to find out how you can get involved.

Volunteer FAQ

Q. How old do I need to be to volunteer at APSFH?
All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Volunteers under 18 years of age must have parent or legal guardian consent and be accompanied by an adult.

Q. What type of time commitment do you require?
We value any time that you are willing to contribute. Our daily operations depend heavily on our volunteers covering certain shifts. A volunteer shift is 2-4 hours per day depending on the volunteer job position. Our goal is that all our volunteers cover at least one shift per week and can commit to at least three months of service. However, we understand everyone’s situation is different and are willing to consider a variety of schedules and time-frames – please don’t hesitate to ask.

Q. Does it cost anything to become a volunteer?
All new volunteers are required to enroll in our membership program as a condition of service. Membership is a one-time fee of $25 per person and includes your volunteer t-shirt. If you are unable to pay the membership fee special accommodations can be made through the Volunteer Coordinator on a case by case basis.

Q. Do you require background checks prior to volunteering?
Due to liability reasons, we cannot accept volunteers that have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor for violent crimes against people or animals, theft, weapons or drug charges. Background checks are required. Please see our background check policy for more details.