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Volunteer FAQs

Q: What do I have to do before becoming a volunteer?

  • All volunteers must have a TB (tuberculosis test) completed prior to any volunteer service. These tests are done free of charge at the Villa.
  • A criminal record check is completed free of charge on all volunteers 18 years and older.
  • A volunteer application (PDF) must be completed and signed prior to any volunteer service. These are available on the Villa website and at the Guest Services of Villa St. Joseph.

Q: After I complete the above requirements,
     what type of orientation is needed?

  • Volunteers are oriented to the policies and procedures of Villa St. Joseph.
  • Volunteers are oriented to the activities they will be performing.

Q: What is the dress code for volunteers?

  • All volunteers are reminded to dress in comfortable, appropriate clothing for the task being completed. You will learn more about Villa St. Joseph's dress code during your orientation.

Q: What are some volunteer opportunities at Villa St. Joseph?

  • Escorting residents to and from activities
  • Visiting on a one to one basis with residents.
  • Assisting with community outings
  • Assisting staff with clerical work
  • Providing Pet Therapy

Q: Does the Villa accept youth volunteers?

  • Yes, the Villa welcomes youth in the community to volunteer. We ask that anyone under the age of 16 have a parental consent form signed and be accompanied by an adult, who would also need to meet the requirements of a being a volunteer at Villa St. Joseph.
  • Any student or youth is welcome to volunteer in 2 hour increments, as this best serves the needs of our residents and their daily schedules.
  • All of the paperwork requirements are the same for youth volunteers, except for the criminal record check for anyone under 18 years of age.