References are required ONLY for applicants volunteering for the Crisis and Suicide Intervention Service (Crisis Line). Crisis Line volunteers must provide 2 professional or personal volunteers. In general, your references should be someone who can vouch for your character, professionalism, and/or your ability to support and care for others.
I believe to the best of my knowledge that all information provided on this application is accurate, true and correct.
I understand that falsification of any information on this application can lead to my termination as a volunteer and that Families First may verify the information on this application.
As a condition of my candidacy for volunteering with Families First, I understand that Families First will conduct a criminal background and sex offender registry check on me for volunteer purposes. I also understand that as long as I remain a volunteer for Families First, the criminal history and sex offender records check may be repeated at any time.
By signing this Acknowledgement and Authorization, I authorize Families First, and /or any other company authorized by Families First, to access such information as may be necessary to complete these background checks. I agree that a fax or photocopy of the Acknowledgment and Authorization with my signature will be accepted with the same authority as the original.
I understand that all information - verbal, written, or computerized - concerning donors and recipients will be held in the strictest confidence and shared only within the agency to the degree necessary to perform the task at hand. I understand that compliance with this policy is a condition of my participation in the Families First volunteer program and that failure to maintain confidentiality will result in termination of my volunteer relationship with the agency, or other corrective action.
I hereby authorize Families First to publish photographs or video images taken of me, and my name, for use in Families First’s internal and external promotions. I acknowledge that since my participation is voluntary, I will receive no financial compensation. I further agree that my participation in any publication, website or other media produced by Families First confers upon me no rights of ownership whatsoever.
In consideration, and as a condition, of my acceptance by Families First as a volunteer, I hereby waive, release, and hold harmless Families First, its officers, directors, employees, representatives, and volunteers from any and all claims and actions related to or arising out of the procurement or disclosure of information provided by me or obtained about me in connection with my background check or my volunteer activities for Families First.
I also understand that before I can volunteer to work with consumer clients at Families First, I must provide proof of a negative Tuberculosis Test completed no sooner than 30 days before the first day as a volunteer. I understand that I take full responsibility for this test, including scheduling and reading at a location of my choice, as well as financial responsibility.