All Adults, minimum age 21, serving as Chaperones in the Dormitories of the Texas 4-H Conference Center must provide proof of screening through a criminal background check as well as sexual offender lists.
Volunteers within AgriLife Extension and the 4-H Youth Development Program
The screening is completed upon registering as a Volunteer on 4-H Connect, through the Youth Protection Standards Program. The purpose of this screening is to provide a safe and secure environment for youth and adults involved in Extension programs, implement best practices related to management of volunteer service risk, and protect the image and integrity of Texas AgriLife Extension Service and its associated groups. In order to serve as a volunteer, all potential volunteers who have direct, face-to-face contact with youth, must be screened through the Youth Protection Standards Program. The criminal background check conducted is a national search of 48 jurisdictions, in addition to state and national sex offender lists.
All other organizations utilizing the 4-H Conference Center
Volunteers with all other agencies or organizations using the 4-H Conference Center must provide proof of screening for every adult individual that will have face-to-face, direct contact with youth. This includes ALL persons serving as Chaperones in the dormitories.