Sterling Volunteers (used to be Verified Volunteers [everything is the same accept the name and design]) is our third-party organization, who conducts screening/background checks and provides educational services for North America. Sterling Volunteers is dedicated to raising awareness and prevention of the mistreatment of the vulnerable. They work hard to accomplish this goal by training young people and adults about abuse, neglect, predators, bullying, boundaries, respect, and the perils of cyberspace.
The Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and its churches and schools do volunteer background checks through the Sterling Volunteers program. (Please note: This is a replacement program for Shield the Vulnerable and the Adventist Church no longer uses that program.)
To start your training and background check, please click here to be directed to the Sterling Volunteers website. You will be given the option to sign up as a first-time registrant or to log back in.
Click here for step-by-step instructions for how to register on the Sterling Volunteers website.
To learn more about Sterling Volunteers, go to their homepage here.
The Safety of Children MUST Come First! Click here for some Guidelines for Volunteers before embracing new members in your entity's ministry. Be sure to share these guidelines with your volunteers.