FAQ

Do I need to fill out the entire Volunteer Application?

Yes. In order to volunteer at Broward Children’s Center, you must complete the entire volunteer application. Once
completed, the application should be emailed to volunteer@bcckids.org or faxed to 954-943-2267, attention:
Volunteer Coordinator.

What is the next step after I submit my completed Volunteer Application?

Once you submit your completed Volunteer Application you will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator to
schedule an interview, review the required documents, and take a tour of the program.

How old do I need to be to volunteer without an adult?

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent.

If I am under the age of 18, do I need to undergo a background check and have a physical conducted?

Yes. All volunteers working individually and directly with the children/young adults served in our programs must
undergo a background screening and have a physical conducted.

Where can I find a Volunteer Application?

Volunteer Applications may be found under the volunteer tab.

Do I need to undergo a background check and physical?

Yes. All volunteers over the age of 16, must undergo a Level II Background Screening and Physical at their own
expense.

Do I have to pay for the background check and medical exam?

Yes. All applicable fees are the responsibility of the volunteer.

What types of volunteer opportunities can I sign up for?

Broward Children’s Center has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to meet everyone’s interests, skills and
schedule. These include: Becoming a member of one of our committees, special event volunteers, helping with
maintenance & beautification projects, working directly with our infants, children and young adults, assisting with
administrative tasks, hosting a fundraiser or organizing a toy, food or clothing drive.

When can I volunteer?

Broward Children’s Center offers flexible volunteer schedules. Volunteer Hours available:

  • Monday thru Friday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

What happens after all the required volunteer documents are completed, submitted and approved?

Once all the required paperwork is complete, a volunteer is required to attend an orientation with the Volunteer
Coordinator to review the organization’s policies and procedures.

Who do I arrange my volunteer schedule with?

Once you have been approved, you will be given the contact information or one of our Recreational Therapists or
Preschool Directors. You will be required to email them and must receive confirmation of your volunteer time and
date. No volunteer should show up unscheduled and/or without confirmation.

If I am a student, will service hours be given as needed?

Broward Children’s Center’s Volunteer Coordinator will be happy to track and sign for student service hours
required by the Broward County School District and/or other educational programs.

Can I create my own fundraiser?

Broward Children’s Center welcomes your support by hosting a personal fundraiser. All fundraisers must be
approved by our Development Department to ensure that they comply with our mission and guidelines.
Development Department staff will work closely with you to ensure a successful fundraiser.

Can I create my own DIY Volunteer Project for Broward Children’s Center?

Broward Children’s Center encourages ideas from students and members of the community. All DIY projects
should be submitted in writing to the Volunteer Coordinator.