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How to Apply

To get started simply follow these steps.

Step 1: Application.

Fill out our online application:

Please note that if you are under the age of 18, you will be asked to submit two letters of reference and a parental consent form before being invited to an interview.  

If you are 18 or over, you will be asked to submit a background check, all expenses covered by the Fleet. 


Step 2:  Group Interview.

We will review your application. If there appears to be a match between your interests/skills, availability and our open positions, we will contact you for further information and/or invite you to sign up for an interview.  The interview is an opportunity for you to learn about the impact volunteers make at the Fleet and decide if this is a place you want to invest your time in!  Come presentable and ready to participate in this interactive interview.  Please do not show up to an interview without signing up.  If there are no spots available, please sign up for the next month. 

Step 3: Orientation and Training.

The successful interview candidates will be invited to attend a Staff Orientation.  This is an orientation for new volunteers and Fleet employees!  Here you will learn more about the Fleet, meet many of our staff members and learn about how to get started in your new volunteer role.   

Step 4: Background Check.

You must have a satisfactory record with no history of violent or sexual crimes or theft.

  • We complete a thorough background check on all employees, volunteers and interns who are 18 years or older. This check includes county, state and federal criminal records and databases, as well as sexual offender registries.

Step 5: Mentorship and Visitor Experience Workshop

Your first three shifts will be with a volunteer mentor!  We ask that volunteers complete these three shifts within 30 days.  We also offer a Visitor Experience Workshop that all volunteers and staff must complete within 3 months of starting at the Fleet.   

*Camp Counselors do not participate in the Mentorship Program or the Visitor Experience Workshop unless they choose to volunteer in another capacity at the Fleet. 

Step 6: Volunteer!

Have you completed all the above steps?  Now you are ready to start volunteering!  

Let us know what days and shifts work for you to have a weekly set schedule or set your own schedule as you go.  

Remember, we require a minimum commitment of 6 months/ 12 hours a month.  Service verifications will only be issued after a minimum of 72 hours are completed.  Please plan accordingly to make sure you reach 72 hours before needed service verification.  

*Summer camp volunteers must complete at least 3 weeks of camp in order to receive service verification. 

Check out the Volunteer Manual for more information!