Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I apply?
Complete a volunteer application online. Once you’ve submitted it, a volunteer coordinator from the department you’ve asked to work in will contact you to discuss your interests and skills. Prospective volunteers must pass a background check and view an online orientation before they can start volunteering.
Q. How much time am I required to commit to volunteering?
It depends on you and your assignment. Some volunteers work scheduled hours on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Others volunteer for a specific event. We will work hard to accommodate your schedule.
Q. Where can I volunteer?
Volusia County has many different volunteer opportunities located in every area of the county. You can view more information about various volunteer opportunities including their locations.
Q. How do I find the right volunteer assignment?
Tell us what you are interested in when you apply. You can also suggest a volunteer role.
Q. What kind of training will I receive and how long will it take?
All volunteers receive support and training from County staff. The amount of training varies depending on your assignment.
Q. What about internships?
Volusia County offers a limited number of paid and unpaid internships for students currently enrolled full-time in a college or university. For more information, see our Volusia County Internship Program.
Q. I have to fulfill court-ordered community service hours. Can I do that with you?
No, Volusia County government does not accept court-ordered community service volunteers.
Q. Why do I need to report my volunteer service hours?
Your volunteer service hours are an indication of the impact you make in our community. County government uses these numbers to show the collective impact of volunteerism. For example, in previous years library volunteers throughout the County have worked more than 55,000 hours. That’s the equivalent of 26-1/2 full-time employees!
Q. What if I don’t like my assignment?
We want you enjoy volunteering with us. If your current assignment does not appeal to you, let us find you another area of service.
Q. Are there any rewards for volunteering?
Our volunteers tell us the work is rewarding in and of itself. Other benefits include meeting new people and making friends, learning new skills, and helping the community. County departments also hold special events throughout the year to recognize and thank volunteers.
Q. Can my son/daughter volunteer?
Youth volunteers are welcome to apply if they are at least 16 years old. Applicants who have not yet reached age 18 must have the written consent of a parent or guardian prior to volunteering. Volunteer work assigned to minors will comply with all appropriate safety and child labor law requirements.