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Volunteer FAQs

Volunteer Investigative Consumer Reports

Why is Trinity Church Wall Street implementing an investigative consumer report process?

  • To promote the safety and security of the members of our community, volunteers and the leaders we serve
  • To bring Trinity Church Wall Street into compliance with current best practices among leading churches in our diocese for volunteer service
  • To fulfill the recommendation made by experienced security experts retained by Trinity Church Wall Street
  • To mitigate potential risk and protect Trinity Church Wall Street’s financial resources in order to ensure that our mission and outreach programs are able to continue into the future

What will the investigative consumer report process look for?

  • Investigative consumer reports focus on convictions within the past 7 years.
  • No convictions older than 7 years will be taken into consideration.
  • No financial data or credit information are a part of the report.
  • Investigative consumer reports will only be conducted for adult applicants (persons 18 and over); volunteers under the age of 18 will not be required to undergo an investigative consumer report.

Who will perform the investigative consumer reports?

  • We are partnering with Sterling Volunteers.
  • Sterling Volunteers is a national leader in investigative consumer reports and training programs.
  • Sterling Volunteers has significant experience with religious and public institutions.
  • Sterling Volunteers has previously partnered with Trinity Church Wall Street as the provider for staff hiring processes.

What happens if I have a prior conviction?

  • A prior conviction will not automatically result in disqualification from volunteer service.
  • Applicants with a prior conviction will be given the opportunity to discuss the nature of the conviction with Trinity Church Wall Street Human Resources.

How will the investigative consumer report take place?

  • A link will be provided to volunteers to complete the application within the volunteer applicant system online.
  • Confidential assistance will be offered to any volunteers who need help completing the application. To request assistance, email volunteer@trinitywallstreet.org.
  • The application will ask for the volunteer’s name, current address, and social security number.

Who will pay for the investigative consumer report?

  • Trinity Church Wall Street will pay all costs associated with this process.

What happens once I’ve completed my application?

  • Volunteers who have completed the investigative consumer report process will be issued identification for volunteer service with any Trinity Wall Street ministry or outreach program.
  • Volunteers will be asked to renew their investigative consumer report every two years.