Volunteer Acceptance Policy
Due to the nature of our work, we require that all volunteers submit to a national sex offender check. Housing Forward does not accept any volunteer that has been convicted of a crime that victimizes children, is sexual in nature, or involves violence, fraud or significant theft. Such volunteers may not be allowed to serve as a volunteer for Housing Forward or may be asked to take a leave of absence. In addition to sex offender check, and in some instances background check, applicants must also complete an in person volunteer orientation to become active. This organization does participate in community service hour programs which must be indicated at the time of application. We reserve the right to dismiss any volunteer whose actions are not in line with Housing Forward’s needs, mission or values.