Bethany Grace Community Church Volunteer App
THIS APPLICATION IS ON A SECURE SERVER. THE ONLINE APPLICATION MAY ONLY BE FILLED OUT BY PERSONS OVER 18 YEARS OF AGE.
Thanks for your interest in volunteering for our Outreach and Christian Education initiatives at Bethany Grace Community Church. We're excited that you want to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
We take seriously our responsibility to shield our children/youth from sexual abuse, to protect our adult leaders from accusations of sexual abuse, protect our volunteers, and to limit the exposure of the church to legal risk and liability. To accomplish this, the Board of Elders requires an application process that all paid staff, officers, as well as those volunteers who will be working with any children/youth, must complete. If you volunteer with Bethany and are NOT a Church member, this form is also required, regardless of whether or not you may work with children. We need you to carefully and prayerfully fill out the attached application and return it to Carla Plummer, Assistant to the Pastor. You may email a scanned copy of the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org , fax it to 1-855-818-3810, or mail it to Bethany Grace Community Church, 31 N. Pearl St., Bridgeton, NJ 08302.
So, you might be asking…
What's involved in the volunteer application process?
When you fill out the application, you authorize us to check personal references and to request a background check for criminal/sexual records. Please thoroughly and honestly complete all forms.
On what basis does the church approve someone to work with students?
We invite into ministry those applicants a) who have no previous conviction for sexual or physical abuse of children; b) for whom we receive positive responses from their personal and professional references; and c) who meet the qualifications of the position for which they are applying.
If background checks raise any questions, the individual will be asked to meet with the Pastor to clarify the questionable issues prior to being placed as a volunteer.
Who will see this application?
The completed application and any subsequent information on you will be available only to the Board of Elders, Pastor, and Assistant to the Pastor. Once the approval process has been completed, your application and references will be maintained in a secure file.
Will I be notified when the background check is complete?
Yes. Volunteer applicants will be notified via email or letter from the appropriate staff person when final clearance is approved.
Thanks for understanding that this paperwork is about protecting you, our children/youth, and those we serve. We appreciate your willingness to help us achieve our mission of being a safe Church! Please know our doors are open to answer any questions you may have regarding the application process.
If you have any concerns, please contact us.
Rev. Dr. Rob Weinstein, Ed.D.
Pastor, Bethany Grace Community Church
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