Representations and Release
I understand that RFKC and TRAC maintains strict policies against any form of child abuse, and that violation of these policies may be cause for dismissal. Child abuse is punishable by law, and RFKC and TRAC are bound by law to report allegations of abuse or any inappropriate sexual contact to the proper authorities. ALL reporting is kept confidential, by law. All volunteers MUST commit to immediately report any behavior that seems suspicious, questionable, abusive or inappropriate between: child-to-child, staff-to-child, and staff-to-staff.
If YOU are struggling with a sexual attraction to children, please opt out of service in RFKC/TRAC or any other child-serving organization, and seek help. One option is: "Hope for the Heart" at 1-800-488-HOPE (4673) or www.hopefortheheart.org
I understand that I will be required to submit to a background check as a condition of acceptance as a volunteer, and that unsatisfactory results, refusal to cooperate, or any attempt to affect the results of these background checks could result in me being removed as a volunteer or volunteer applicant.
I hereby certify that all of the information provided by me in this application (or in any other accompanying or required documents or conversations is correct, accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that the falsification, misrepresentation or omission of any facts in these documents will be cause for the denial of acceptance as a volunteer, or immediate removal as a volunteer, regardless of the timing or circumstances of discovery.
In consideration of the receipt and evaluation of this application by the sponsoring church(s) or RFKC and TRAC leadership, I hereby authorize you to contact any references, churches, youth groups, schools attended, former and present employers, charities, courts, any other person, agency, or organization that may have information about me, and for them to provide to you such information (including opinions) that they may have regarding my character and fitness for working with children; I hereby release any such references, churches, youth groups, schools attended, former and present employers, charities, courts, and any other persons, agency or organization any and all liability for damages of whatever kind or nature which may at any time result to me, my heirs, or family, on account of compliance or any attempts to comply with this authorization. I also agree to hold RFKC, TRAC, the sponsoring churches, and RFKC and TRAC leadership harmless from any damages created by my unwarranted attempt to collect damages for providing information described above. I waive any right that I may have to inspect any information provided about me or by any person or organization identified by me in the application process.
I understand that submission of an application DOES NOT guarantee me acceptance as a volunteer. I further understand that should the RFKC and/or TRAC Leadership extend an offer to me as a volunteer, it is for no specific duration and may be revoked by either the sponsoring church, the RFKC or TRAC leadership, or me at any time with or without cause.
I understand that none of the documents, policies, procedures, actions, statements of RFKC and TRAC, the sponsoring church, the RFKC and TRAC Leaderhip or their representatives and agents used during the volunteer application process is deemed a contract, real or implied. If accepted as a volunteer, I AGREE to conform to the RULES, REGULATIONS, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES of RFKC and TRAC while serving as a volunteer, and understand that such compliance is a condition of remaining a volunteer.
I have carefully read the above application and this acknoledgement and release, and know and understand its contents; i also know the above is a legally binding agreement. I sign this application and release of my own free will.
By signing my name, I hereby signify the above information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.