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School Name and Concentration
If you speak a language other than English, please list it here:
How did you find out about Downtown Ministries?
Why are you interested in volunteering with Downtown Ministries?
In which area would you like to volunteer? Please see descriptions for volunteer opportunities listed on downtownministries.org/volunteer. We will do our best to place you in a position that meets your desires and our needs.
After-School Program (3:30-5pm)
Administrative & Classroom Support
Would like more information about volunteer opportunities
Do you give permission for Downtown Ministries to use photographs and/or videos of you for promotional purposes and materials?
Have you been charged with or convicted of any criminal offense?
If yes, please explain and include the date, county and state of criminal offense.
Have you been charged with or convicted of child abuse or sexual abuse or been involved in any activities related to abusing or molesting children?
If yes, please explain and include the date, county and state of the offense.
**Please read the Downtown Ministries Volunteer Manual provided at downtownministries.org/volunteer before agreeing to our policies and procedures.**
I agree to abide by the policies and procedures contained in the Downtown Ministries Volunteer Manual. I understand that the policies, procedures and benefits contained in this document may be added to, changed or deleted by Downtown Ministries at any time.
I undertand that neither this document nor any other written or verbal communication by any program director or other Downtown Ministries staff member is intended to in any way create a contract of employment. I understand that my volunteer involvement is at-will, which permits Downtown Ministries to terminate the relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice. Nothing in this manual is intended to guarantee volunteer involvement for a specific duration. Downtown Ministries will not modify their policy of involvement-at-will in any case.
I have read the Downtown Ministries Volunteer Manual, and agree to abide by the policies and practices described within it. If I have any questions regarding the content or interpretation of this document, I will bring them to the attention of a Downtown Ministries’ staff member immediately.
Code of Conduct
Upon completing the application and Darkness to Light Training, all volunteers of Downtown Ministries, hereinafter referred to as DtM, will conduct themselves in a manner that represents the vision and mission of DtM at both DtM and non-DtM events or programs. In accordance with this expectation, I agree to the following:
• To the best of my ability, I will attempt to fulfill the minimum time commitment required in volunteering for a program.
• If I cannot honor my volunteer commitment for any given day or event, I will immediately notify a staff member as far in advance as possible so that he or she may have time to make appropriate arrangements.
• I will accept the staff’s leadership, guidance, and decisions.
• I will honor the privacy of Downtown Ministries’ participants and family members.
• I will immediately report any child abuse or suspicion of abuse to my program director.
I agree to the Volunteer Code of Conduct above.
Please print the Volunteer Background Check Authorization Form found above this application, complete it and drop it by Downtown Academy or Downtown Ministries. You must include your social security number on this form.
I understand I must submit to a background check before volunteering.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Downtown Ministries! Please print and submit the Background Check Authorization Form. You may email the completed form to email@example.com, mail it to Downtown Ministries at 165 Pulaski Street, Athens, GA 30601 or drop it by Downtown Academy. Once that is complete, we will send you a link to the online Stewards of Children Training and have a program director contact you about your availability to volunteer. Thanks again!