Thanks for completing SMART’s volunteer application. Before you can volunteer at a school, we also need you to authorize and provide information for a background check.
To ensure the safety of the children, all volunteer applicants 18 and older must complete this section before the application can be processed. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
I understand that before I can volunteer, SMART Reading and the entities it serves (Host Sites) conduct a a criminal background check on me. I hereby authorize SMART Reading and any of its Host Sites to conduct a criminal background check on me and to communicate the results of the criminal background check to SMART Reading. I understand that the criminal background check may be conducted by any one or more methods, including without limitation, using government and private databases and services. I understand that a criminal background check may be undertaken at any time, and may be repeated from time-to-time, while I am associated with SMART Reading.
Background checks are conducted by SMART Reading may be done either by Intellicorp Records or Criminal Information Services.
I hereby release and hold harmless SMART Reading, its Host Sites and their respective employees and agents from any and all liability whatsoever arising from or relating in any way to: any person or entity conducting the criminal background check; the disclosure of information resulting from the criminal background check; and any action which may be taken by any individual or entity based upon that information.
I understand that convictions will not necessarily bar me from serving as a SMART Reading volunteer, but it will be reported to the school principal or Host Site for volunteer authorization.
Along with all schools across Oregon, SMART Reading programs will be closed through April 28 to limit the spread of COVID-19. We’ll continue to monitor developments and keep you updated. Our staff is working remotely and available to you!
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