Center for Social Concern Hopkins
Community Based Learning

Frequently Asked Questions

Question Directory

General Questions

  • How are volunteers matched to their service site?
  • When is the President's Day of Service?
  • How long is PDOS?
  • Where is PDOS?
  • How can I get PDOS pictures?

Volunteer Specific Questions

  • When will I learn what service site I will volunteer for? Why can’t I find out sooner?
  • What If I don’t like the site I am assigned to?
  • I’d like to volunteer with my student/employee/staff group, but it is not listed in the registration form.
  • If I am serving with student/employee/staff group, will my individual site preference be accounted for?
  • What if I registered and find out I cannot attend.
  • What if I am not affiliated with a sponsoring student/employee/staff group, but would like to volunteer with a group of friends?
  • How far away are walking sites?
  • What if my family wants to volunteer with me?
  • What if I am not available the whole time? Can I leave in the middle of the service trip?

Team Leader Specific Questions

  • Am I team leader quality?
  • What am I responsible for?
  • Who will I be leading?
  • Do I need to attend the workshops?
  • What if I cannot attend the workshops?
  • I already volunteer at a certain non-profit, can I be the team leader for that particular site?
  • Can I be a team leader if I am a freshman?

Student/Employee/Staff Group Specific Questions

  • Our group already has a partnership with a Baltimore non-profit group. How can we arrange to volunteer there?
  • What if we do not like our site assignment?
  • What does it mean to “pledge” 10 volunteers?
  • What if we do not have 10 volunteers?
  • What if I am not affiliated with a sponsoring student/employee/staff group, but would like to volunteer with a group of friends?
  • What if my family wants to volunteer with me?
  • My group members would like to sign up together, but be split up into several different service projects?

Volunteer Site Specific Questions

  • Will volunteers be transported, fed, and given water?
  • What if I need to cancel?
  • How many volunteers will I get?
  • How many supplies can I ask for, and can I keep them?
  • I want to have volunteers, but I’m not sure what kind of project they should do.
  • Why does the sites coordinator keep pushing me to have a “working with people” volunteer project?
  • How can I keep JHU volunteers coming to my organization?
  • Will President Daniels come to my site?
  • What if I know another organization that could really use some volunteers?


   

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