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Volunteer Background Check

All volunteers must submit and pass a background check.

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          Recommended Criteria for Exclusion from Volunteer Positions within Parks & Recreation

A person should be disqualified and prohibited from serving as a volunteer if the person has been found 
guilty of the following crimes:  (For purposes of this policy, "guilty" shall mean that a person was found guilty following a trial, entered a guilty plea, entered a no contest plea accompanied by a court finding of guilt regardless of adjudication, or received court directed programs in lieu of conviction.)


  • All Sex Offenses – Regardless of the amount of time since offense. Examples include: child molestation, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sodomy, prostitution, solicitation, indecent exposure, etc. 


  • All Felony Violence – Regardless of the amount of time since offense. Examples include: murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, kidnapping, robbery, aggravated burglary, etc.
  • All Felony offenses other than violence or sex within the past 10 years. Examples include: drug offenses, theft, embezzlement, fraud, child endangerment, etc. 


  • All misdemeanor violence offenses within the past 7 years. Examples include: simple assault, battery, domestic violence, hit & run, etc.
  • Two or more misdemeanor drug & alcohol offenses within the past 7 years. Examples include: driving under the influence, simple drug possession, drunk and disorderly, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia, etc. 
  • Any other misdemeanor within the past 5 years that would be considered a potential danger to children or is directly related to the functions of that volunteer.


  • Individuals found to have pending court cases for any of the disqualifying offenses will be disqualified. If the disposition of the pending case does not meet the criteria for the disqualification as listed above, the individual would then be cleared and reinstated.