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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Below you will find answers to most questions you may have about volunteering in the Pura Vida Youth.  You may also contact us if you can't still find the answer you are looking for.

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Why volunteer with Pura Vida Youth?

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By becoming a volunteer with Pura Vida Youth, you have the ability to share your talents and time with our residents. We recognize that we could not provide the same high-caliber support and services for our residents, without the help of all of our volunteers.

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How old do I have to be to volunteer?

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There are no age limits for volunteering generally but many organizations set age restrictions that reflect the level of responsibility or experience needed.

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Do I have a choice about what area I can volunteer in?

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Absolutely! We aim to match your interests and skills with the specific requirements of our departments.

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What are the steps for becoming a volunteer?

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To become a volunteer with Pura Vida Youth, you must register and fill out an application form, attend a brief interview and orientation session, and you must pass a background check.

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What skills do you need? 

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This really depends on the opportunity that you are interested in - some roles require specialized skills, including being able to speak a particular language (for example if you are helping out a particular ethnic community). However, don't let this stop you from exploring unchartered territory - many organizations will train you in specific areas without prior knowledge, and you will certainly develop new skills as you go along!

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What areas can I volunteer in?

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As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to dedicate your time to a variety of areas within Pura Vida Youth. A list of volunteer opportunities is available on our volunteer page.

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How much time do I need to volunteer?

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This is really up to you. You can find volunteering opportunities that only take three to four hours per week or more. You can volunteer in the Morning or Afternoon depending on what you want to do. You may check the details of our volunteer opportunities by visiting our volunteer page.

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Can I volunteer from home?

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Volunteering from home or anywhere is an increasingly popular way of volunteering. You can choose to show only virtual opportunities by clicking the "virtual opportunities" tab on the volunteer page. on our website.