Thank you for your interest in Children’s Ministry. For safety purposes, each volunteer must go through a screening and approval process before they can work with children. Below is the checklist of items required before you are approved.

Children’s Ministry Volunteer Requirements

• Volunteers will be considered after attending West Side for at least six months and/or completing the Connections Class.
• Read the Child, Student and Volunteer Protection Policy and the Children’s Ministry Covenant.
• Submit a signed Children’s Ministry Covenant. If you are unable to sign the Covenant you will not be considered for volunteering.
• Submit a Children’s Ministry Volunteer Application.
• Personal references will be checked.
• Participate in a personal interview with a Children’s Ministry Director.
• Complete and successfully pass a confidential National background check.
• These background checks shall be kept confidential. Those failing to pass may, with pastoral approval, be directed toward other ministries.
• Background check exemptions may be made for prospective workers, visiting parents, and one time special events. These individuals must have permission, and remain in group settings with other approved workers.
• Serve with the approval of the Elementary Ministry Director or Early Childhood Director.
• Name placed on the approved volunteer list.
Attn: Terri Godoy, Children’s Director
West Side Church
6901 Summitview Avenue
Yakima, WA 90908
We look forward to having you work alongside us as we minister to God’s children here at West Side.
Terri Godoy, Children’s Director