Our students and families are insightful, energetic, and deserving of the resources that will ensure their best future. Below is our volunteer application form that is to be completed prior to consideration for any volunteer opportunities.  We request that you communicate your interest 90 days in advance of the proposed engagement.

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The Fishing School

4737 Meade Street, NE
Washington, DC 20019
(P) 202-399-3618
(F) 202-396-1014

Thank you for your interest in The Big Fish Volunteer Program at The Fishing School (TFS)! Please accurately and completely fill out the form below so we can process your application.
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I understand that this application and any other Fishing School documents are not contracts and that any individual who volunteers with the organization may voluntarily cease service and/or may be terminated by The Fishing School at any time and for any legal reason. I further understand that The Fishing School can change its rules and policies at any time with or without advance notice.

The information I have provided on this application (and on the attached or previously emailed resume, if applicable) is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and subject to validation by The Fishing School. Any withholding of information or making false or misleading statements or omission on this application may result in rejection of volunteer service, or if already serving, termination of service. Unless noted otherwise, I authorize the organizations, schools, or persons named in this application, to give The Fishing School any information it requests regarding my employment, volunteer, or academic history. I hereby release those organizations, schools, or persons from any liability for any damage whatsoever as a result of issuing this information.

In connection with my application, I hereby authorize and release from all liability, The Fishing School, to contact my current and/or previous employers and other references provided by me, for the purposes of establishing and verifying information related to my employment, volunteer service, reasons for termination of past employment, educational and professional credentials, skills, experience, abilities, work habits, character and other related information.

I understand and agree that The Fishing School may release such information to federal, state, and other agencies, including public and private sources that maintain records concerning my past activities and relating to my current and/or previous employment.

I understand that The Fishing School will use any reference related information obtained by my current/previous employers and/or other references provided by me for the sole purpose of validating my candidacy for volunteering by The Fishing School.

In the event The Fishing School extends an offer to volunteer, the offer will be subject to my providing documentation proving identity and the required background checks.

I acknowledge that a telephonic facsimile or copy of this form shall be as valid as the original.

If you are submitting this application electronically, completion of the ‘Applicant Signature’ box shall constitute your understanding of and agreement to the terms and conditions of this application.

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