Use this checklist to make sure you complete all volunteer requirements. Once all requirements are complete, sign up for your volunteer shifts!Volunteer Checklist
Background checks are currently available through the city of Fort Worth and are required to be a volunteer.
The Volunteer Training Manual provides an overview of the FWDPC curriculum, and helpful tips for class engagement. Please be sure to review the manual in its entirety and follow up with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any specific questions!Volunteer Training manual
Watch the Head, Heat and Heart Training video for an overview of sports injuries. Then, watch the FWDPC training videos for an in-depth look at program implementation. There are 9 total videos, including 1 introduction video and 8 lesson videos.
FWDPC Training Videos Library
This video will take you through a child abuse awareness training. This training is designed to protect our participants from harm, our volunteers from accusations, and help you to identify potentially abusive situations. Once you watch the video, read and sign the child protection policyFWDPC TRAINING VIDEOSPrint and sign the child protection policySend your agreement
The FWDPC will host a 2 hour in-person training to go over curriculum goals and expectations on deck. We want you to feel prepared and equipped!sign up now
Learn about child abuse prevention, water safety and more by looking through these resources.Drop down menu [inactive]
Do I have to have any type of certification to volunteer?
No certifications required! We only ask that you know how to swim, and if you don't, sign up for a program as a participant!
How will I know what to do?
We ask all of our volunteers to watch 8 short training videos which show you our curriculum, then you attend one in-person training day to ask questions and learn more. On each program night there will be a short recap of the night's goals so you don't forget!
How many volunteer hours will be required?
We ask that each of our volunteers complete approximately 3 hours of online training, then 2 hours of in-person training. Each night is a 2.5 hour commitment. We prefer that volunteers sign up for an entire 6 night program, but it is not required.
What should I wear?
Each volunteer will be provided with a t-shirt that identifies you on deck. A swimsuit and shorts are recommended.
Are you following CDC-Covid19 safety recommendations?
All volunteers will be provided with a face shield while on deck and in the water. We will follow any other recommendations at the time of other programs.
How do I sign up?
Visit fwdpc.org and head to our volunteer page to sign up! Once you sign up, you will receive an email to complete a free background check. After the background check is confirmed, you will receive a follow-up email to sign up for specific shifts, and then additional information regarding training opportunities.