Will a criminal background check be conducted on me?
As part of the application process, all volunteers receive background screening. Criminal background checks are part of the comprehensive screening process and will be conducted.
If I already completed a background check from my place of employment, do I need to complete another one?
Yes, you do need to complete another one. A background check is confidential. Just as SGSC would not give your background check results to anyone else, your place of employment will not release that information to SGSC. Volunteers may be asked to allow additional background checks during their tenure as volunteer. If you have been issued a fingerprint card by another organization, please attach a copy to your volunteer application.
Who is doing the background checks and how is the Council insuring that my social security number is being protected?
SGSC works with Intellicorp to provide background checks. The Council does not and will not keep private information on file. Once your background check has been completed the Council removes your personal information from its files.
What if I am uncertain which Pathway to choose for my volunteer service?
Council staff will make every effort to ensure that you are matched to a service activity that meets your interests, skills, and time availability. Staff will be please to provide you with a list of opportunities and service descriptions for you to review.
Am I required to attend training before beginning my volunteer service?
All adult volunteer participate in training for their specific position, and the Council will assure training is made available to you. Volunteers will be supported to develop competencies in the following areas;
- Understand the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
- Adjust/modify own behavior, and remain flexible/tolerant in response to changing situations and environments (Adaptability)
- Understanding differences and embracing differences (Fostering Diversity)
- Demonstrate honesty, credibility, and dependability (Personal Integrity)
- Express ideas clearly and concisely (Oral Communication)
- Help girls set realist, clearly defined goals/objectives to experience the New Girl Scout Leadership Experience and achieve outcomes via Discover, Connect, and Take Action (Girl Focus)