Verified Volunteers has now changed their name to Sterling Volunteers. The North American Division has decided to select a parent name that can remain in our publications and website landing pages on a permanent basis. The name chosen for all our background screening and training needs is now
Adventist Screening Verification.
We require training as early as age 16 and background check for anyone 18 or older.
- Ages 16 and older must set up an account on Adventist Screening Verification and complete the Child Protection training. They do not need the background check until age 18.
- Ages 18 and older set up an account on Adventist Screening Verification and complete the Background Check and Child Protection training. The background check will work with just a Social Security number if a drivers license is not available for teens.
The background check must be renewed every three years.
Children’s Safety… our priority.
“Through training for adults and children, as well as background screening for employees and volunteers who work closely with minors, Adventist Risk Management’s Child Protection Plan equips local leaders to make the church a safe place, says ARM Vice President and Chief Risk Management Officer Arthur Blinci.
“It’s part of our mission to help protect the ministries of the Seventh-day Adventist Church,” says Blinci, citing Children’s Ministries, Youth Ministries, Pathfinders and Adventurers as a “core component” of that mission. “Faith-based communities have a moral, ethical and legal responsibility to protect children from harm when they’re in our care,” he says.