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

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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