How to become a STARS Volunteer working with or around minors
All of us at STARS care so much for our children and families that we have a very thorough and extensive application process for such volunteers, part-time employees, employees and contractors.
We want STARS to remain a safe place for youth to play and learn. We need to take every reasonable opportunity to insure that those adults working with our kids are fit to participate in these sporting activities.
Once the interest is there to get involved you will go through the following steps before you are able to begin. You should expect this process to take about two weeks:
1) STARS Skills Assessment Form – this would first be completed by the applicant so that we can preliminarily assess whether he/she has the overall skills to be a coach or other volunteer for STARS.
a. This is completed on-line and will go to the program manager/sport leader
2) STARS Interview (by phone or in-person) – The program manager or someone in STARS will contact you for a brief interview (phone or in person) clarifying anything from the Assessment Form and make to make personal contact.
3) CCV/STARS Volunteer Application (written) will be given to the applicant to complete and return to the STARS.
a. This includes references
4) CCV Background Check Form ***
a. Complete the written background check form and return it to STARS
5) CCV Security Ministry will contact the applicant to set up an in person interview. This will take 15-30 minutes.
Once these steps are complete the STARS program manager will contact the applicant and inform them if they are accepted or if further discussion needs to take place.
- Background checks are good for 3 years.
- The rest of the process only needs to take place an additional time if the applicant steps away from STARS without any activity for more than one year.
**CCV Backgrounds: This is mandatory for any volunteer who wants to serve with youth here at Christ’s Church of the Valley, no matter what your occupation or experience may be. Our backgrounds are processed through an outside company called, Protect My Ministry. The information you provide is confidential and once all data has been entered into their system, the form we received is shredded. Most people are concerned about their Social Security Numbers – the report we receive back from PMM has the first 7 numbers XXX’d out for safety reasons. If you have any concerns or questions regarding our process, please do not hesitate to contact Bob Johnson, Director of Safety and Security at 623.376.2444.