Which YMCA location are you interested in volunteering?
David D Hunting
Mary Free Bed
Street Address Line 2
State / Province
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Papua New Guinea
Republic of the Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
British Virgin Islands
Isle of Man
US Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna
Are you a current member of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids?
Have you ever volunteered at the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids?
When and where?
Do you require an aid/coach to help you complete your application?
Will an aid/coach be with you each time you volunteer?
Please describe any specific volunteer opportunity, program, or special event you are applying for:
Which YMCA programs are you interested in volunteering with? (Check all that apply)
Fund Raising/Annual Campaign
Health & Wellness Programs
Older Adult Programs
Youth/Adult Sports Programs
Cooking Matters Program Horse Camp/Therapeutic Riding (Camp Manitou-Lin) Yes
Office Support Work/Administration
Building & Grounds Work
Member Services (front desk, greeting)
ESL Program Instructor (DDH Only)
Which YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin programs are you interested in volunteering with? (Check all that apply)
Are you interested in short-term/one-time special event volunteer opportunities with the YMCA?
Are you interested in a long-term volunteer commitment with the YMCA?
When are you interested in volunteering your time?
YMCA CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK CONSENT FORM
The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids makes an active effort to prevent child abuse and provide a safe environment for our members,program participants, guests, employees, and volunteers. Even though we may know you well, the YMCA reserves the right to conduct a criminal background check on anyone who applies to volunteer within our programs or facilities. As a present or prospective volunteer of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, you understand that it is the policy of the Association to secure criminal history information as part of the volunteer screening process using the information provided below. You will be asked to present picture identification prior to starting as a YMCA volunteer.
Maiden Name or Previously Used:
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American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Are you age Thirteen or older?
Driver's License Number
By completing this application, you understand that the above information is required by the Central Records Division of the Michigan State Police, Lansing, Michigan; and you authorize the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids to utilize the above information for the sole purpose of conducting a criminal history file search.
Have you ever been convicted of any offense involving the abuse or neglect of children?
Have you ever been convicted of a felony criminal offense?
Have you resided in a state other than Michigan within the last five (5) years?
YMCA VOLUNTEER ETHICAL BEHAVIOR STANDARDS
Putting Christian Principals into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all is the mission of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids. In that regard, safeguards have been established to ensure that members, staff and volunteers will not be subjected to physical,emotional, sexual or verbal abuse or harassment. As a volunteer with the YMCA, you will not: 1) Participate in sexual activity with any minor program participant whether consensual or non-consensual 2) Strike or otherwise physically restrain or restrict the movement of program participants unless essential for their safety and protection. You will notify your supervisor in the latter case 3) Release any confidential Association information without permission to do so 4) Provide program participants with any forms of drugs, legal or illegal, unless authorized to do so 5) Misrepresent your credentials and provide services that you are not qualified or authorized to provide 6) Provide care (babysit) for children other than family who participate in YMCA programs outside of approved YMCA activities 7) Be alone with a single child in an isolated situation where you cannot be observed by other staff and children. The only exception to this would be medical emergencies, in which case another staff person should be notified. Violations of the above will result in an immediate suspension. Should the allegations be substantiated, permanent removal from the volunteer program will result. Should your behavior be illegal, proper authorities will be notified.
YMCA HARASSMENT POLICY
It is the policy of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids to expressly forbid any forms of harassment. The term "harassment" includes, but is not limited to: slurs, jokes, or other verbal, graphic, or physical conduct which relates to an individual's race, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin,citizenship, age, or handicap. Harassment also includes unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, unwelcome or offensive touching, or other verbal, graphic, or physical conduct of a sexual nature.Volunteers who feel they are being harassed in any way by an employee, member, vendor, or other volunteer should inform their immediate supervisor or the Branch Executive. It is the individual's responsibility to bring such concerns to the proper person. Any and all concerns will be handled immediately and kept confidential.
YMCA VOLUNTEER WAIVER
WAIVER: I understand that the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids assumes NO responsibility for injuries of illnesses which I may sustain as a result of my physical condition or resulting from my participation in any volunteer activities, the use of any equipment, exercise, or other activities. I expressly acknowledge that I assume the risk for any and all injuries and illnesses which may result from my participation in these activities. I hereby voluntarily release and discharge the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, its agents and employees from any and all claims for injury, illness, loss, or death which I may suffer as a result of my participation in these volunteer activities.I understand that the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids is NOT responsible for personal property that is lost, stolen, or damaged while volunteering on behalf of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids. I understand that no accident or medical insurance is provided by the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids to its volunteers. I give my permission to the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids to use, without limitation or obligation, photographs, film footage, or tape recordings which may include my image or voice for purposes of promoting or interpreting the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids and its programs.
Acceptance Of Terms:
I acknowledge the waiver and accept the conditions set forth by the above policies. I authorize the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids to use the above information for the purpose of obtaining criminal background information.
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