Organization Policies

Volunteer Handbook: Please click here to read and review our Volunteer Handbook. By accepting these policies, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Traveling Stories Volunteer Handbook. You understand what is expected of you as a volunteer and commit to following the guidelines.

Time Commitment: We ask volunteers to commit to volunteer at least 2 hours per month for our physical tents and 1 hours a week for 6 weeks for our virtual volunteers. Volunteers who consistently do not meet our minimum hour requirements will be considered inactive and will be required to attend a training webinar before volunteering again. 

Background Check: All volunteers over 18 years of age must undergo a background check. A link will be sent to complete this check for a total of $17.50. 

Cancellation Policy: If a volunteer is unable to make a shift that they have committed to, they must let Traveling Stories know at least 24 hours in advance. Volunteers who do not show up or cancel day of more than twice will be removed from the approved volunteer list. They are welcome to apply again to begin volunteering again. 

Age: Physical Tents: Volunteers 13 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. If a group of volunteers who are aged 13 or younger want to sign up, then 1 adult/guardian for every 4 underage volunteers must accompany them at the program. Virtual: Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older to participate. Volunteers who are under the age of 18 must have their parent/guardian sign a digital permission slip to participate. 

Fun: We are committed to making reading fun and having fun! 

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