Having a criminal record does not immediately disqualify you from becoming a mentor. It is imperative that you be honest when you apply regarding any past offenses because they will inevitably show up on your record as you go through the screening process. If we do find that you have withheld information you will be rejected. However, we carefully consider each volunteer's background on a case-by-case basis, depending on amount of time that has passed compliance with court orders, rehabilitation, etc.
Any conviction of child abuse and/or sexual assault will automatically disqualify a potential volunteer.