Over the course of the school year, Compass welcomes approximately 50 volunteers. On a typical year we host informational meetings in August and January; at which we welcome the bulk of our new volunteers. Valparaiso University students are often surprised at this meeting, when they hear that we offer FREE transportation from the Union to Compass and back! These meetings are great opportunities to 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!

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 studentsAdult English Language Learners ClassesCitizenship Class (Held on Tuesdays only)Transportation

Do you prefer to volunteer during daytime hours or during our Compass evenings?
DaytimeEveningNo preference

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

Daytime Volunteers:
MondaysWednesdaysFridays

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.

If you have any questions, please call us at (219) 477-8564 or email info@compassifc.org.