*Note: You can scroll down to “Volunteer Orientation/Training” (below) if your application and background check have been submitted and Story Works has already contacted you to let you know that they have been reviewed and approved.*
How to apply to become a volunteer with Story Works:
Step 1: Please fill out a volunteer application
This forms asks you for contact info, bio, and a few other important details. *Just share your honest answers and remember… done is better than perfect!
Step 2: Please submit Info for a Background Check:
- Please click here to fill out our background check form online.
Background Check FAQs:
I’m an educator/youth serving organization employee, do I really need a background check?
Fair question, and the answer is yes, you really do! We need a Story Works specific background check, so we can confidently tell the school district how stellar you are!
My job requires a background check, can you guys use that one instead?
Unfortunately, no. It would actually take a lot of resources and effort to get a different organization’s background check due to stringent policies on sharing your information! This is actually to protect you!
How much does this background check cost Story Works and can I pay for it?
We will happily pay for the background check but if you would like to donate the $18.50 it costs us to complete it or donate support for the program in general, that is welcome too! Donations of all sizes are always welcome at: https://storyworksak.org/donate
Is this a credit report?
Thankfully no. The “Fair Credit Reporting Act” stamp you may see on the website/application is just affirming that they do things by the book and won’t release your private information.