Individuals ages 18 and above desiring ongoing volunteer opportunities with vulnerable populations (Youth, Elderly & Disabled) must be screened prior to their volunteering on a recurring schedule with vulnerable populations. An exception is made for those individuals who are training for a position. In these situations, an individual may volunteer up to two times without a screening, but must be directly supervised and accompanied by Department staff or a qualified and trained adult who has passed a background screening.
All volunteers who will have ongoing unsupervised access to vulnerable populations must receive a background screening upon completion of training. The Department will be responsible for any costs related to background screenings for its program volunteers.
- Will vary depending on volunteer position
2.Receive email containing link to background screening from Department staff
3.Go to link and fill out brief screening procedure
- Results in 2-5 business days
4.Once the screening is complete, the volunteer will be notified by email of the results
5. Once cleared, the volunteer can now volunteer for ongoing opportunities with vulnerable populations
The following offenses automatically disqualify any person from volunteering with the Leisure Services Department. These disqualifiers follow standards set by the National Recreation and Park Association and the background screening agency:
All Sex Offenses – Regardless of the amount of time since offense