The Opportunity

Would you like to volunteer with Shelter From the Storm Ministries, Inc.? We would love to have you! Donating your time and God given talents gives you the opportunity to be a part of the difference you’re making in our community.

What is the time commitment?

Every volunteer goes through an onboarding process which is typically an hour long. Then volunteers can choose when they serve through our online volunteer scheduling tool. Every volunteer serves where their passions lie and set their own levels of commitment.

Do volunteers need a background check?

Yes. Potential volunteers will fill out a volunteer application form and SFTSM will run a background check at no cost to the volunteer.

Is there a minimum age for volunteers?

Yes, volunteers must be at least 18. Children can volunteer with their parent, as long as the parent has gone through the application, background and orientation process.

WHere do I start?

After submitting your volunteer application, return to this page to complete the background check agreement below. 

Authorization for Background Check
Pursuant to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, I hereby authorize Shelter from the Storm Ministries, Inc. (“SFTSM”) and its designated agents and representatives to conduct a comprehensive review of my background through a consumer report and/or an investigative consumer report to be generated for employment, promotion, reassignment, or retention as an employee or as a volunteer. I understand that the scope of the consumer report and/or investigative report may include, but is not limited to, the following areas: verification of Social Security number; current and previous residences; employment history, including all personnel files; education; references; credit history and reports; criminal history, including records from any criminal justice agency in any or all federal, state or county jurisdictions; birth records; motor vehicle records, including traffic citations and registration; and any other public records. I, the undersigned applicant, authorize the complete release of these records or data pertaining to me that an individual, company, firm, corporation, or public agency may have. I hereby authorize and request any present or former employer, school, police department, financial institution, or other persons having personal knowledge of me to furnish SFTSM or its designated agents with any and all information in their possession regarding me in connection with an application of employment or for a volunteer position. I am authorizing that a photocopy of this authorization be accepted with the same authority as the original. I understand that, pursuant to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, if any adverse action is to be taken based upon the consumer report, a copy of the report and a summary of the consumer’s rights will be provided to me. I further understand that SFTSM and its designated agents and representatives tailor the scope of each background check to the subject’s prospective or current employment or volunteer position. The nature of the employment or volunteer position, and not any characteristic of the individual who is the subject of the background check, determines the scope of the background check to be performed. SFTSM does not unlawfully discriminate. Information collected by SFTSM is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, pursuant to federal and state law.
Clear Signature
By signing below, you are certifying that the above information is true and correct.


Your time can make a difference