How Do I Become A Volunteer of CUMC Children and Youth Minisries?
Children and Youth Ministry Volunteers are parents or community members who offer a service to Christ UMC. The following steps must be completed prior to starting actual volunteer services:
Complete the Volunteer Application Form and return it to Children/Youth Director.
After initial approval from Childen/Youth Director, you will need to obtain your clearances which include the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Records Check, the Child Abuse History Clearance and completing an affidavit or the Federal Criminal History Background Check.
If you have lived within the state of PA for the past 10 years, you need to complete the affidavit along with the PA Criminal Record check and Child Abuse History Clearance. The affidavit needs to be notarized. Check your local bank for this service – they often do it for free, or up to $5.
If you have lived outside of the state of PA during the past 10 years, you need to complete the FBI Background check, along with the PA criminal Record check and Child abuse History Clearance. This Clearance cost $27.
You will need to complete “ Safe Sanctuaries” Training
Proof of completion of the on-line Mandated Reporter Training required by the Selinsgrove Area School District will also be acceptable training. www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu
As a volunteer of Christ United Methodist Church, clearances are required every five years. Child abuse clearances and state criminal background checks are offered free for volunteers. Affidavits can be easily notarized at your local bank.
You will need to complete the volunteer application each year to assure we have your correct contact information.