|TO COMPLETE ONLINE TRAINING AND SUBMIT INFORMATION FOR A BACKGROUND CHECK, CLICK HERE: www.ncsrisk.org/adventist/|
Alaska Conference, along with the North American Division, has been a supporter of the protection of children whether they are a student in one of our schools, participating in programs in our churches, a member of Pathfinders, or visiting any of our Adventist-supported ministries. To this end, the Alaska Conference requires all Adventist ministries within Alaska that work with children to participate in our volunteer screening process. The conference offers background screening at no-cost for any person working with children and the process is easy:
1) The volunteer completes a Volunteer Ministry Information Form.
2) They presents the form to the local church board, school board or ministry governing group,
i.e., Pathfinder leadership. The entity reviews the form to ensure it is complete, checks the
references listed by the individual, then signs and forwards the form to the conference.
3) The volunteer completes on-line child protection training through Verify Volunteers and submits
their information for a background check. When the report is received, it is presented to
a conference administrator for review and approval.
A database of all volunteers and corresponding background reports are maintained in a confidential manner at the conference level, with a copy of the approval (or denial) sent back to the requesting entity for their records. This process should be completed every three (3) years. Links for forms and information are below:
The Alaska Conference, in conjunction with the North American Division and Adventist Risk Management, is revamping its background screening process. This process is on-going and will require use of the on-line service Verify Volunteers to screen both volunteers and employees who work with children. This requires all individuals to complete an on-line tutorial in regards to child protection and complete their application on-line. Please view the video below to learn more.