Providing safe and healthy homes for children of families in crisis.

HOST FAMILY – Volunteer Application Steps

Please complete the following steps by clicking on the links below.

 

 

PART ONE

 

APPLICANTS/HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION

Please note the additional general household information needed is included in Applicant 1 only.

 
OTHER ADULTS LIVING IN THE HOME

Other adults over 18 living in your home must complete an application and will also be sent an email for a Background Check.

 

PERSONAL ASSESSMENT
 
CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT

 

STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

PART TWO

 
BACKGROUND CHECKS

You will receive an email invitation from Sterling Volunteers to complete a Background Check. There is a fee per applicant averaging $50.

 

LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING

You will receive an email with instructions for completing a Live Scan Fingerprinting. There is a fee per applicant. 

 

REFERENCES

There are three required references per household. Please send the following link to each of your three references. Click HERE

  • Reference 1 Friend/Colleague
  • Reference 2 Friend/Colleague
  • Reference 3 Pastor or Elder
 
CHILD ABUSE MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING

Each adult living in a Safe Refuge Host Family home must complete Mandated Reporter Training.

If you have completed this training in the past 2 years, please click HERE

If you have not completed this training or your certificate is more than 2 years old, please use THIS LINK to complete a FREE Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training. Scroll to the bottom of the page and complete the option that says “VOLUNTEERS”. After completing the training, upload your certificate HERE.

 

PART THREE

 

SAFE REFUGE VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Host Families are required to complete Safe Refuge Volunteer Training. We will notify you of the next available training dates.

 

HOME ASSESSMENT

When Part One of the application process is completed, we will contact you to schedule a Home Assessment and Interview.

 
FINAL INTERVIEW

The final step for becoming a Safe Refuge volunteer. This is a brief ZOOM interview, a time to ask questions and go over next steps.