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What is your first name?
What is your last name?
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The OSU Star House is a
A Homeless Shelter and Drop-In Center
What 5 steps must be completed before you may begin signing up for regular volunteer opportunities?
Application, PowerPoint, Quiz, Background Check & First Time Volunteer Opportunity
Application, PowerPoint, Quiz & Background Check
Application, PowerPoint, Video, Quiz & First Time Volunteer Opportunity
PowerPoint, Video, Quiz, Background Check & First Time Volunteer Opportunity
PowerPoint, Quiz, Background Check & First Time Volunteer Opportunity
What is the only volunteer activity that can accommodate up to 20 volunteers AND allows volunteers ages 16 and older?
Serving a meal
Warehouse and neighborhood clean-up
Fill in the blanks (refer back to previous question): All other activities at the Star House require volunteer be
or older and can accommodate up to
What is the #1 cause of homelessness in the United States?
Lack of Affordable Housing
True or False: Personal unresolved emotional issues can block your ability, as a volunteer, to help lead youth to a healthier place, therefore, it's crucial to have dealt with any painful history of your own before volunteering with youth who've been damaged by harm or trauma.
Fill in the blank: Except for first 3 years of life, the period of the most rapid growth in change is
before age 21
Ages 6 through 12
When is it acceptable to be alone with a youth at the Star House?
Never; unless you've been approved as a Lead Volunteer
If there's a glass window or door that staff can see through
Which is the most appropriate response if a youth asks if you can give them a ride to Kroger down the street?
"Sure, hop in!"
"No, but I can walk with you."
"I'm sorry but as a volunteer I do not have that authorization per the Star House Safety Policy but a staff person may be able to assist you with finding transportation."
Is it acceptable to be friends with youth on Facebook or any other social/digital media (including email)?
If a youth asks you to watch their things/child while they run outside or to another area of the facility, what is the appropriate response?
"I'm sorry but it's Star House policy that youth must keep their belongings/children within eyesight at all times."
Volunteers can decide at their own discretion
Sure thing! Just set them here and I'll keep an eye out for you.
If a youth asks for or attempts to barter services for money, specific donation items or other services, how should you respond?
Sure; what do you need?
I can't help, but here's the contact information for my friend who can!
I can check to see if we have anything like that in the warehouse but unfortunately, as a volunteer, I cannot individualize my monetary or physical donations to the Star House, however, you can ask any Star House staff member for assistance and they can help get you connected with who/what you need.
If a youth asks to stay with you (sleep at your place, hang out, etc.), what should your response be?
I'm sorry, that's against Star House policy but a therapist may be able to help connect you with housing resources!
Sure, I have a guest room so that's no problem!
I can't host you, but let me call some people and see if someone else can.
When is it okay to take pictures at the Star House?
If a youth tells you it's okay.
If the picture is JUST of the facility and/or volunteers (NO YOUTH).