When we have a volunteer opening, we look through applications in the order they were received for matching interest and availability. Prospective volunteers are contacted by email and given further details about the opening.
If the position is a fit, the prospective volunteer is asked to come in for an interview with the volunteer staff and/or other departments. After the interview(s), you will be asked to complete an electronic background check and your references will be contacted.
All new volunteers must attend an orientation, where they learn about policies and procedures, receive a volunteer shirt and ID badge, and have the chance to meet other individuals new to Shedd! After orientation, volunteers start within their assigned departments and learn their roles.