Current Volunteer Requests
How to Volunteer for Ascend
Important COVID-19 Info
NOTE – All Volunteers will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination to Ascend.
Here is a breakdown of general positions/circumstances and what their requirements are. Each specific position will also have its own requirements listed in its shift description.
|Position/Circumstance||COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated and ‘Up-to-Date‘ ¹||COVID-19 Rapid Test on Arrival ²||COVID-19 PCR/NAAT Pre-Arrival Test ³||Background Check ⁴||SafeSport Trained – Volunteer ⁵|
|Volunteering for just 1 shift||Ⓧ||Ⓧ|
|Volunteering for 1 whole day||Ⓧ||Ⓧ|
|Staying Overnight/Traveling with the Corps||Ⓧ||Ⓧ||Ⓧ||Ⓧ||Ⓧ|
Ⓧ – Indicates required items
1 – COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated and ‘Up-to-Date’ – You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with all boosters for your circumstances and age group. More info HERE. Submit your COVID-19 Vaccination Record HERE to the Google Form.
2 – COVID-19 Rapid Test on Arrival – When you arrive for your shift or stay with the corps, we will verify you are not infected with a COVID-19 Rapid Test.
3 – COVID-19 PCR/NAAT Pre-Arrival Test – Please arrange to take a COVID-19 PCR or NAAT molecular test on your own within 72 hours prior to your arrival to the Corps. Please submit your test results HERE ahead of your arrival. Rapid antigen tests and at-home tests do not fulfill this requirement.
4 – Background Check – If you are staying overnight (or in any position where you will drive a Corps vehicle) you will need to complete a Background Check. Please make sure you’ve submitted a Background Check/Overnight shift in the Volunteer hub.
5 – Safesport Trained Volunteer – The Blue Knights, in partnership with DCI, are requiring all staff, participants, and long-term volunteers to complete SafeSport Training. This training offers highly useful info about how to create a safe and positive environment for the Corps. You will learn to identify, report, and prevent emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and misconduct. If you are required to complete Safesport Training, more info will be emailed to you by our Volunteer Coordinator, Michelle, at [email protected]