Step-by-Step: What Do I Do Next?

Getting Started


  1. Register for the program; we've had a waiting list the previous two years so the earlier you register the better to guarantee yourself a spot. Register for the program here.
  2. You will get a confirmation by email or snail mail when you've registered, then you know you are all set!
  3. If you enroll after May 31st, please email the CIT Director immediately at teenvolunteers@fremont.gov to receive information you may have missed if you didn't attend the meeting(s)!

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Mandatory Orientation for Session I                                                                                  (Barcode #253333; Session 1 program dates: June 26-July 14, 2017)

Come to the Mandatory Volunteer Orientation Meeting on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm at the Teen Center in Central Park (39770 Paseo Padre Parkway). At this orientation meeting, we will present the overview of the various volunteer options and ask you to turn in your first three preferences. We do everything in our power to get you one of your first three choices - take into consideration your transportation issues, planned vacations, and classes and any other potential time conflicts. A question & answer segment will also be available.

At the meeting, you will be given a volunteer form to fill out. It can be returned that night (your parent is welcome to attend the meeting - they will sit in the back so we can focus on you!) or it can be signed and returned during CIT Training Week (June 19-24, 2017).

Mandatory Orientation for Session 2                                                                                 (Barcode #253334; Session 2 program dates: July 17- August 4, 2017)

Come to the Mandatory Volunteer Orientation Meeting on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm at the Teen Center in Central Park (39770 Paseo Padre Parkway). At this orientation meeting, we will present the overview of the various volunteer options and ask you to turn in your first three preferences. We do everything in our power to get you one of your first three choices - take into consideration your transportation issues, planned vacations, and classes and any other potential time conflicts. A question & answer segment will also be available.

At the meeting, you will be given a volunteer form to fill out. It can be returned that night (your parent is welcome to attend the meeting - they will sit in the back so we can focus on you!) or it can be signed and returned during CIT Training Week (June 19-24, 2017).

Mandatory Orientation for Session 3                                                                                 (Barcode #253335; Session 3 program dates: August 4 - August 25, 2017)

Come to the Mandatory Volunteer Orientation Meeting on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm at the Teen Center in Central Park (39770 Paseo Padre Parkway). At this orientation meeting, we will present the overview of the various volunteer options and ask you to turn in your first three preferences. We do everything in our power to get you one of your first three choices - take into consideration your transportation issues, planned vacations, and classes and any other potential time conflicts. A question & answer segment will also be available.

At the meeting, you will be given a volunteer form to fill out. It can be returned that night (your parent is welcome to attend the meeting - they will sit in the back so we can focus on you!) or it can be signed and returned during CIT Training Week (June 19-24, 2017).

If you're enrolled in more than one session, you may attend one of the above session orientation meetings instead of two or all three. Simply ask for the other session preference sheets that you're enrolled in. 

Mandatory CIT Training Week                                                                                                            June 19 - 23 from 10am to 2pm at the Central Park Performance Pavilion

CIT Training Week is for all CIT sessions. Registrants are required to attend at minimum three (3) days of training (highly recommended to attend all week). Teens will also be receiving their camp placements this week that they selected during their respective session orientation. Training module examples: customer service training, games leadership, finding your voice, camp fieldtrip procedures, etc. Please bring a lunch, snacks, and water each day.

Volunteer Assignments

If there needs to be a change for some reason, you will have the coordinators phone number and email address in order to communicate with them.

Make sure to turn in your time cards to your leader at the end of each week you volunteer! This is critical for us to keep accurate records - failure to do so may lead to delays in receiving your hour confirmation letter or worse, not getting them at all! Please make sure to submit your paperwork in a timely manner.

A Job Well Done

A volunteer party will be held as a thank you to everyone who volunteered their time. You will also receive your certificate thanking you for your volunteer service at the end of the session. In addition, a letter confirming the hours you served and your school's service learning forms will be signed and returned to you. At this point, you may also submit your hours for the President's Volunteer Service Award. This is a yearly award given to volunteers by the President of the United States. The CIT Director will give you more information about this at the meetings and workshops.