Volunteer with Downtown Ministries

The mission and vision of Downtown Ministries is rooted in a love for the Athens community, and volunteers are a vital part of making that vision a reality.  From sports coaches and lunch buddies to office workers and after-school tutors, there is a place for you to serve!

Volunteer Application

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Are You a Returning Volunteer?
Please complete a new volunteer application each academic year or sports season.
Background Check on File?
Preferred method of contact
Current Employment Status
Are you a student?
Have you been charged with or convicted of any criminal offense?
Have you been charged with or convicted of child abuse or sexual abuse or been involved in any activities related to abusing or molesting children?

Volunteer Manual Agreement

Please read the Downtown Ministries Volunteer Manual before agreeing to our policies and procedures.

I agree to abide by the policies and procedures contained in the Downtown Ministries Volunteer Manual.  I understand that the policies, procedures and benefits contained in this document may be added to, changed or deleted by Downtown Ministries at any time.

I understand that neither this document nor any other written or verbal communication by any program director or other Downtown Ministries staff member is intended to in any way create a contract of employment. I understand that my volunteer involvement is at-will, which permits Downtown Ministries to terminate the relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice.  Nothing in this manual is intended to guarantee volunteer involvement for a specific duration. Downtown Ministries will not modify their policy of involvement-at-will in any case.

Volunteer Manual Agreement

Code of Conduct Agreement

Upon completing the application and Darkness to Light Training, all volunteers of Downtown Ministries, hereinafter referred to as DtM, will conduct themselves in a manner that represents the vision and mission of DtM at both DtM and non-DtM events or programs.   In accordance with this expectation, I agree to the following:

  • To the best of my ability, I will attempt to fulfill the minimum time commitment required in volunteering for a program.
  • If I cannot honor my volunteer commitment for any given day or event, I will immediately notify a staff member as far in advance as possible so that he or she may have time to make appropriate arrangements.
  • I will accept the staff’s leadership, guidance, and decisions.
  • I will honor the privacy of Downtown Ministries’ participants and family members.
  • I will immediately report any child abuse or suspicion of abuse to my program director.
Code of Conduct Agreement

Background Check

If you are a new volunteer, please complete the Background Check Authorization Form and drop it by Downtown Academy or Downtown Ministries. YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON THIS FORM.
Background Check Agreement