Hello Adult Leader!
Official Background Check Policy:
All sending church adult leaders/Host Team members/volunteers (21 years and older) who will be on-site and have direct contact with SERVE participants are required to complete and submit a current background check to the ThereforeGo office. To be considered current for the 2021 SERVE season, the check must be completed after June 15, 2018.
Some important things to note…
- Your first step in acquiring a background check should be to connect with your church. If you have been a volunteer during the year your youth pastor or main youth leader may already have a background check on file for you. If this is the case, you or your youth pastor can simply send us a copy. If your church does not have a current background check on file, they may have a subscription to a background check service and can acquire one for you at little or no cost.
- If you need to run your own new background check, your local police department will most likely be the easiest place for you as an individual to get one. Please check your state/province-specific link below for more information on where to go and what is required.
- You can submit a copy of your background check through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail (1333 Alger St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507).
- Background checks are due to the ThereforeGo office by May 15, 2021.