Over the course of the school year, Compass welcomes approximately 50 volunteers. Typically, we host informational meetings in August and January, at which time we welcome the bulk of our new volunteers. These meetings are great opportunities learn more and sign-up, but we would be happy to welcome you at any point during the school year!

To apply to become a volunteer, please fill out the form below. In order to protect our children, we require your background screen to be run prior to your first volunteer night. Our volunteers typically come semester after semester, year after year. We believe you will find your time with us rewarding and enriching!

If you have any questions, please call us at (219) 689-7194 or email [email protected].

Volunteer Sign Up

    Full Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Date of Birth (required)

    Local Street Address

    City, State, Zip

    Phone

    Do you have any medical concerns or allergies?
    YesNo
    If yes, please list:

    In case of an emergency, who can we contact locally?
    Name: Phone:

    What church do you participate with in Northwest Indiana?

    Are you currently employed or retired?
    YesNo

    If yes, who is or was your employer?

    Briefly describe your work responsibilities.

    What is your education background?

    Current University Students Only:

    What University do you attend?

    How many years have you completed of your education?

    What is your intended Major/Minor?

    Do you have a career aspiration yet?
    YesNo

    If yes, what is it?

    In case of an emergency, would you like us to contact your parents?
    YesNo

    If yes, please provide us with their names and phone numbers:

    Have you helped with Compass previously?
    YesNo

    If yes, how and when?

    Do you speak another language?
    YesNo

    If yes, which language(s)?

    What is your level of fluency?

    Please describe any experience you have in instructing others or working with children:

    Please describe other volunteer activities in which you have participated:

    Why do you want to volunteer with Compass IFC?

    Please select all the areas of Compass that you are interested in volunteering:
    Childcare- babies - 3-year-old childrenPreschool- 3 & 4-year-oldsKindergarten - 2nd grade students3rd - 5th grade students6th - 12th grade studentsGED TutoringAdult English Language Learners ClassesCitizenship Class (Held on Tuesdays only)Transportation

    Which days would you prefer to volunteer? (Check all that apply)

    Evening Volunteers:
    TuesdaysThursdays

    Is there any other information you would like us to know about you and your interests?

    How did you hear about us?

    Do you have any legal issues that prohibit you from working with children?
    YesNo

    Will you allow us to perform a background check on you to protect the children attending Compass?
    YesNo

    I VERIFY THAT THE INFORMATION I HAVE PROVIDED ON THIS FORM IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.

    Sign Up

      Your Name:

      Email:

      Phone Number:

      Names of Adult Students:

      Street Address:

      City:

      State:

      Zip:

      Are you in need of transportation?
      YesNo

      Emergency Contact Name and Phone Number:

      What country are you from?

      What is your primary language?

      Which of the following classes will you or your family be joining:
      Adult EnglishCitizenshipK-12 TutoringPreschoolChildcare

      Will you be joining us for evening Compass, daytime Compass, or both?
      EveningDaytimeBoth

      Do you have children that will be joining us?
      YesNo

      If yes, please provide us with the following information:

      Child's Name:
      Birth Date:
      BoyGirl
      Grade:
      School:

      Child's Name:
      Birth Date:
      BoyGirl
      Grade:
      School:

      Child's Name:
      Birth Date:
      BoyGirl
      Grade:
      School:

      Child's Name:
      Birth Date:
      BoyGirl
      Grade:
      School:

      Child's Name:
      Birth Date:
      BoyGirl
      Grade:
      School:

      Child's Name:
      Birth Date:
      BoyGirl
      Grade:
      School:

      Child's Name:
      Birth Date:
      BoyGirl
      Grade:
      School:

      Please explain any medical concerns or allergies that we should know about?

      Do we have your permission to use photos of you and your family for Compass Materials?
      YesNo

      If your child is injured or sick and Compass cannot reach you, do you give permission for the staff and volunteers to care for him or her and contact the doctor or hospital directly.
      YesNo

      Do you give your permission for Compass staff to speak directly with your child’s school in order to better support them?
      YesNo

      Is there anything else you’d like us to know?

      How did you find out about us?
      Internet searchFacebookA friendOther

      I verify that the information I have provided on this form is true to the best of my ability.