In order to ensure the absolute safety of our clients, we require the following from volunteer applicants. Volunteers;
- must be 21 or older,
- attend an orientation,
- Complete digital fingerprinting for a nationwide fingerprint based background check ($49.50 – Urban Peak may be able to support with price)
- complete two completed reference forms,
- and sign several waivers and agreements.
Please note, volunteer background checks are completed with the following agencies: Colorado Bureau of Investigation; Colorado Dept. of Human Services; Federal Bureau of Investigation; National Sex Offender Registry. If any information about any offense is found using these resources, additional documentation may be required to preserve the safety of youth.
The State of Colorado sets licensed standards for Homeless Youth Shelters as part of the Colorado Dept. of Human Services Division of Child Care. As the sole licensed Youth Shelter in the Pikes Peak region, it is important that Urban Peak Colorado Springs maintain high standards and meet the state’s background inquiry requirements.
In addition, court- ordered community service volunteers are not utilized at Urban Peak Colorado Springs.
Should you wish to get started on the volunteer application process, you can do so here. Once you complete the online form, you will receive an automated email containing instructions on how to accomplish the volunteer application requirements.