The Form below is to be completed by all IPC volunteers working with children or youth at Independent Presbyterian Church.
Dear Prospective IPC Volunteer,
Thank you for your interest in volunteering in IPC’s Children and/or Youth Ministries. We could not have meaningful programming without dedicated volunteers. Our staff and volunteers who work with children or youth must maintain the strongest sense of integrity, safety, nurturing, and care in all interactions with children and youth.
IPC has a Child and Youth Protection Policy (“Policy”) that all prospective volunteers must read and agree to follow. This policy requires all volunteers to submit an Application to Volunteer with Children and Youth and to meet certain criteria before they may work with children or youth.
In accordance the Policy, all volunteers must agree to undergo a criminal background check. There are two documents that must be read and completed by you in connection with the background check: (1)Disclosure Regarding Background Investigation and Acknowledgement and Authorization Form; and (2) Data Collection Form that solicits information that will be used solely to conduct the background check. Background checks are conducted by a third party, Protect My Ministry, and are subject to the provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Even though background investigations fall under the FCRA, the credit history of volunteers will not be checked. The motor vehicle records of volunteers will be checked only if you have volunteered to transport children.
Following our review of your application and background check, we will notify you regarding your eligibility to volunteer. We appreciate your willingness to complete the required forms and to help us maintain the safety of all of our children and youth.
Thank you very much for your interest in being a part of our ministry!