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. Volunteers who consistently do not volunteer at least 2 hours per month will be considered inactive and will be required to attend a training webinar before volunteering again. 

Monthly Drawing: We love having fun at Traveling Stories, so for every 2 hours that a volunteer gives (and logs online) we will enter their name into a monthly drawing for a gift! Winners will be notified by email. 

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. If you have undergone a background check within the last year, please email us a copy of the detailed report and we can waive this requirement for you. If you are a student, senior citizen, or military, please send the proper identification and we will send you a special link with Traveling Stories paying half of your background check fee.

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: 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. 

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

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