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  • How does the City define a “volunteer”?

  • Is volunteering a two-way street?

  • What are some of the benefits of volunteering?

  • Do I need to be a City of Fort Lauderdale resident to volunteer for the City of Fort Lauderdale?

  • I reside in another state for a few months each year. Can I still volunteer during the months I am here?

  • Is there an age requirement to volunteer?

  • Can we volunteer as a family?

  • I work during the day. Do you have a need for volunteers on weekends and in the evenings?

  • Will my volunteer position lead to a job with the City of Fort Lauderdale?

  • What types of screening practices are in place?

  • What happens after I apply to be a volunteer?

  • Will I be trained for a volunteer position?

  • How many hours will I be expected to volunteer?

  • May I volunteer for multiple departments?

  • Is there a dress code?

  • What insurance is needed to volunteer?

  • I have limited mobility - can I still volunteer?

  • Does the City pay for mileage, food, parking or miscellaneous expenditures?

  • What are some tips to help get me started as a volunteer?