Volunteer FAQs

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about volunteering with Mary's Center. If you still want to know more, feel free to email


What is the time commitment?

The time commitment for volunteering depends on the department, the volunteer placement, and each applicant’s schedule. Please keep in mind that weeknight and weekend opportunities are extremely limited. Since most of our staff on only on site between 9:00am and 5:00pm weekdays, the bulk of our volunteer positions also fall within those hours.


What screenings are required?

All volunteers are required to have a background check. This is process free to volunteers and typically takes 3-5 business days to be processed. We also require all volunteers to provide documentation of recent TB test results (from within the past 90 days). This can be done with your primary care physician or scheduled for free at our Ontario clinic.


Do you offer a program for teen volunteers (under age 18)?

Yes, students, age 14 through 17, may qualify for student volunteer opportunities.


Is there a volunteer dress code?

Yes, there is a dress code. Volunteers are expected to represent Mary’s Center in appropriate, positive, and clean clothing. Depending of the department one is volunteering with, the dress code may vary—but all volunteers, regardless of whether they work in the clinic, charter school, or administrative offices, are required to wear close-toed shoes. Mini-skirts, shorts, tube tops (or spaghetti strap shirts), or clothing that is torn or stained is also prohibited amongst all volunteers.


How long does it take to become a volunteer?

The timeline for becoming a volunteer with Mary’s Center varies. Placement will depend upon both the interests and skills of the volunteer applicant and the current needs of our organization.


Will I be able to shadow a physician and or have a clinical experience?

No. We do not offer shadowing or clinical experiences through the volunteer program.


If I volunteer will I get a job at Mary's Center?

Volunteering with us does not guarantee employment but we do encourage volunteers to look at open employment opportunities here.


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