Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have to be a certain age to volunteer?
We abide by Child Labor Laws, meaning if you’re not an adult yet but you still want to get involved, we have some restrictions. The minimum age is 14. If you are under 18 years old you must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian to volunteer or intern with Brevard County. Some opportunities might have other restrictions.
Do you take COVID Precautions?
The benefits of volunteering are no secret and in the time of COVID-19, getting involved looks a little different. With social distancing measures and safety protocols in place, we might not have as many opportunities as we have had in the past. We follow CDC guidelines and supply optional face masks, hand sanitizer and we social distance.
I am court ordered to get community service hours. Can I get them through the BRAVE program?
BRAVE volunteers and interns must pass a background check and be able to commit to a schedule.
Do you have internships?
Preparing students for meaningful employment is one of the BRAVE program’s most important goal. We want to help shape the future workforce, support the community, and establish a diverse talent pipeline. Being an intern can help students to make
a clear connection between classroom activities and it can help us to reduce recruitment and training costs if we wind up hiring them.
Anyone interested in an internship should have their school Internship Coordinator contact the Brevard County BRAVE Volunteer Coordinator at 321-617-7564 or email BRAVE@BrevardFL.gov. We also work with:
- Military members transitioning to the civilian workforce.
- 501 (c) entities seeking to assist their clients gain work skills
- Career Source Brevard, to help with their job training initiatives.
Do you have paid internships?
Most of our internships are unpaid; however, in 2021 we expanded our Internship program to include a limited amount of paid internships. Please check our job board and/or contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information.
I don’t know what I want to do!
Check out our department opportunities and if you see something that interests you, please submit your BRAVE application to the BRAVE Volunteer Coordinator.
Did your research and ready to get involved?
Filling out the volunteer paperwork is the first step in turning your talents and skills into a positive action for your community.
To get an application:
- Download the BRAVE application packet here or
- Call the Human Resources office at 321-633-2031 or
- Email the Volunteer Coordinator at BRAVE@brevardfl.gov or
- Visit our office to pick up an application: 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Bldg B room 209 Viera, FL 32940
Send it to us by email, mail or hand deliver it. (info above)
I sent in my application. Now what?
After we receive your application we will review it and attempt to match you with an opportunity. If we have a matching opportunity we will call you for a phone screening and/or an interview. If that goes well, we will need to do a background check. Background screenings are required for all applicants (volunteers, interns and employees) being considered for a position within County government. In addition, if your assignment requires driving, a driver license check is conducted and you will have to complete a driver safety course.