The Alaska Conference, in alignment with the North American Division, has been a supporter for 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 Adventist-supported ministries.
The Alaska Conference requires all adults working in Adventist ministries-local hires and volunteers-who work with youth ages 17 and under participate in the volunteer screening process. To make volunteer screening easier, the conference has streamlined the process:
- Adults, ages 18 and older, complete and sign the Volunteer Ministry Form which gives the church organization permission to check references and for the conference to complete a background check.
- The Code of Conduct and Guidelines for Volunteers is kept by or given to the volunteer as a reminder of their responsibilities.
- The local church or school board or ministry director checks the references listed by the volunteer and completes the section of the form entitled Local Church Action. Each box must be checked and appropriately signed or the form will be returned.
- The adult creates a Verified Volunteers account, participates in a short training on child safety, and submits their personal information for a background check to be conducted. A confidential email is provided to the applicant to let them know the results of their screening.
Churches, schools and ministries can elect to have a local administrator to manage their local hires and/or volunteers. All information is confidential; screenings expire after a three-year period and must be renewed. Click on the link below to learn more about the service provider, Verified Volunteers.