Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the City!
Step 1 is to fill out a volunteer application and let us know what you would like to do. We have many volunteer opportunities available, such as:
- Serve on an advisory board or committee
- Become a Police Officer Reserve
- 'Chip' in at The Links
- Pitch in at an event by emailing Marketing
Once we receive your completed application, we will respond with the next steps.
Volunteers are subject to a criminal history check through the VECHS Program prior to being placed in their departments. Depending on the nature of the volunteering opportunity, a drug screen may be required. A criminal record or positive drug screen may prevent you from volunteering.
Residents, non-residents, adults, seniors, and youth ages 15 and up are all welcome to volunteer with the City of Boynton Beach.
The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current volunteers to discuss potential accommodations with the Human Resources Department.
Volunteers are expected to act professionally and abide by the same rules and policies as our general employees. Violation(s) of policies and instances of unruly conduct will be addressed on a case-by-case basis and may lead to disciplinary action up to and including termination from opportunity. Although not all-inclusive, this list contains some general rules:
- Each supervisor has the sole responsibility for the operation of the center under his/her responsibility. Failure to follow the supervisor's instruction(s) will result in dismissal from the Volunteer Program.
- All volunteers will be monitored by staff and given supervisory visits as well as in-service training. All volunteers will be evaluated regarding performance.
- Schedule changes must be approved by staff.
- No volunteer has authority over other volunteers.
- Volunteers are to assist staff and their actions reflect on the department, as well as the City of Boynton Beach.
- Always be consistent, fair, and courteous when enforcing the rules and regulations
- Always be polite, helpful and friendly to patrons, other volunteers and employees.
- Maintain a professional appearance at all times.
- Keep the staff informed of activities at the facility. Maintain accurate logs and reports. Most importantly, the documentation is essential for liability purposes. Always notify staff of any important and unusual events that occur.
- Use of alcohol or illegal drugs is prohibited.
Volunteers are covered by the City’s Workers’ Compensation and General Liability insurance programs.