REPRESENTATIONS AND RELEASE
I acknowledge that RFK-GSLC is a faith based ministry and I agree with the basic tenets of Christianity believing in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in one Lord Jesus Christ, His only-begotten Son. I understand that I am not to proselytize or denigrate other faith beliefs. I understand that as a person having direct contact with Utah Foster Children I must undergo a mandatory Criminal Background Investigation and I give my permission for RFK-GSLC to conduct a confidential Background Investigation for the purpose of determining my fitness to serve as a RFK-GSLC volunteer. I understand that the use of alcohol and drugs (excepting prescribed medication) is prohibited at Camp. I understand that smoking cigarettes is prohibited in the presence of children or in any area of Camp accessible to children. I understand that I am expected to follow the Camp rules described in the training manual and during training.
I understand that RFK-GSLC and RFK maintain strict policies against any form of child abuse, and that violation of these policies may be cause for dismissal. Child abuse is punishable by law, and RFK-GSLC and RFK are bound by law to report allegations of abuse or any inappropriate sexual contact to the proper authorities. ALL reporting is kept confidential, by law. All volunteers must commit to immediately report any behavior that seems suspicious, questionable, abusive or inappropriate between: child-to-child, staff-to-child, and staff-to-staff.
If YOU are struggling with a sexual attraction to children, please opt out of service in RFK or any other child-serving organization, and seek help. One option is: “Hope for the Heart” at (800) 488-HOPE (4673) or www.hopefortheheart.org.
I understand that I will be required to submit to a background check as a condition of acceptance as a volunteer, and that unsatisfactory results, refusal to cooperate, or any attempt to affect the results of these background checks will result in me being removed as a volunteer or volunteer applicant.
I hereby certify that all of the information provided by me in this Application is correct, accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that the falsification, misrepresentation or omission of any facts in these documents may (or will) be cause for the denial of acceptance as a volunteer, or immediate removal as a volunteer, regardless of the timing or circumstances of discovery.
In consideration of the receipt and evaluation of this Application by RFK-GSLC, I hereby authorize you to contact any references, churches, youth groups, schools attended, former and present employers, charities, courts, and any other person, agency, or organization that may have information about me, and for them to provide such information (including opinions) that they may have regarding my character and fitness for working with children; I hereby release any such references, churches, youth groups, schools attended, former and present employers, charities, courts, and any other person, agency or organization who may have provided information about me, including record custodians, both collectively and individually, from any and all liability for damages of whatever kind or nature which may at any time result to me, my heirs, or family, on account of compliance or any attempts to comply with this authorization. I also agree to hold RFK, RFK-GSLC, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and RFK-GSLC Camp Leadership harmless from any damages created by my unwarranted attempt to collect damages for providing information described above. I waive any right that I may have to inspect any information provided about me or by any person or organization identified by me in the Application process.
I understand that submission of an application does not guarantee me acceptance as a volunteer. I further understand that should the RFK-GSLC Leadership extend an offer to me as a volunteer, it is for no specific duration and may be revoked by the RFK Camp Leadership or me at any time, with or without cause.
I understand that none of the documents, policies, procedures, actions, statements of RFK, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, the RFK-GSLC Leadership or their representatives and agents used during the volunteer application process is deemed a contract, real or implied. If accepted as a volunteer, I agree to conform to the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of RFK and RFK-GSLC while serving as a volunteer, and understand that such compliance is a condition of remaining a volunteer.
I understand the RFKC is a faith based organization, but is not affiliated with any specific denomination. Campers may or may not have any denomination or church affiliation. Counselors are not to proselytize or bring up any discussion related to doctrine or beliefs unless brought up by the camper.
I have carefully read the above Application and this Acknowledgement and Release, and know and understand its contents; I also know the above is a legally binding agreement. I sign this Application and Release of my own free will.