In accordance with the United Methodist Book of Discipline, Decatur First UMC requires those working with children/youth or vulnerable adults to complete a background check and safe sanctuary training, every two years.
The first step you will need to take is to complete the below “Volunteer Authorization for Screening and Background Check” form. Once you submit the form, you will be sent a link from Trak-1 (the vendor that completes the background check) asking for additional personal information that will be needed to conduct the background check. Fill out the requested information in the Trak-1 email to complete your background check.
After you submit the background check authorization form, you will be provided a link to the safe sanctuary training and a link to the Decatur First UMC Safe Sanctuary Policy. You will be asked to review both documents and affirm you have read and understand. Upon completion, you will be considered safe sanctuary trained and ready to start volunteering with Decatur First UMC’s children/youth and vulnerable adults. If you have questions or need additional support please contact Catherine Breed, Director of Children’s Ministries (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Matt Goodman, Church Administrator (email@example.com).
Decatur First United Methodist Church
Volunteer Authorization for Screening and Background Check
The information contained in this application will be disclosed only to those who have a genuine need to know in order to carry out their responsibilities or as required by law.