Volunteer Screening

The purpose of the Youth Protection Standards Program (YPS volunteer 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 A&M 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.

Resources and forms:

YPS Rules and Guidelines Procedures Manual

YPS Volunteer Handbook

Texas AgriLife Extension Service Background Check Form

YPS Volunteer Transmittal Form

Questions about volunteer screening should be directed to Courtney Dodd at:

Ph: 979-845-6533

Email: cfdodd@ag.tamu.edu or yps@ag.tamu.edu.

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