Altamont Reformed Church

Requirements for Volunteers and Staff

Adult volunteers

Adult volunteers must:

  1. Have been an active attendee and participant at ARC for a minimum of six months prior to working with children or youth.
  2. Complete the volunteer application form and a criminal background check consent form.
  3. Meet the requirements of and adhere to ARC’s Policy Regarding Vehicular Driving if they will be transporting children or youth as part of any church program.

Paid employees

Paid church employees must:

  1. Complete an employment application and a criminal background check consent form.
  2. Meet the requirements of and adhere to ARC’s Policy Regarding Vehicular Driving if they will be transporting children or youth as part of any church program.

Contract and subcontract employees

  1. If a contract or subcontract employee is being hired for a job that relates to children and youth work, and if they will interface with children or youth, they must complete an application and criminal background check form prior to awarding of the contract.
  2. If a contract or sub-contract employees is being hired for a job that does not relate to children and youth, and if they will not in any way interface with children or youth, the policies and procedures in #1 do not apply.
  3. Guest speakers (paid or unpaid) must be supervised by two adults from ARC while they are with children and youth. Guest speakers may not be left alone with an individual child or youth or with groups of children or youth.

Child and youth volunteers

  1. For nursery and toddler care, youth volunteers must be at least 12 years old and have completed Red Cross Babysitter Training or equivalent. A record of the completed training will be kept on file in the Church Office.
  2. All child and youth volunteers must be under the supervision of at least two adults (see Supervision of Children and Youth).

Click here for the complete ARC Safe Sanctuary Policy (pdf).

Application/Review Process (ARC Volunteer Application)

Supervision of Children and Youth