Volunteer Selection and Screening Process (does not apply to Work Day volunteers)
- Complete an application*
- Participate in an interview
- Provide required information for mandatory reference checks
- Agree to a background check*
- Sign the Camp John Marc Code of Ethics*
- Be at least 18 years of age (some week-long camps have a higher minimum age)
- Participate in all onsite and offsite training
* Must be completed annually for all current volunteers
Camp John Marc Criteria for Staff/Volunteer Disqualification for Weekend Camp Volunteers
Each of the week-long summer camps has their own volunteer disqualification criteria. Following is the disqualification criteria for Camp John Marc weekend camp volunteers.
Persons with the following types of criminal convictions or deferred adjudications (or any like offense under the law of another state or under federal law) shall be disqualified from volunteering or being on staff at Camp John Marc:
(a) Any felony offense, regardless of type* within the past 10 years;
(b) Any offense against a person or family. This includes but is not limited to homicide, false imprisonment, kidnapping, assault, sexual assault, injury to a child/elderly individual/disabled individual, abandoning or endangering a child, leaving a child in a vehicle, and interfering with child custody;*
(c) Public indecency and/or stalking;*
(e) The criminal solicitation of a minor;*
(f) Failure to stop or report the aggravated sexual assault of a child;*
(g) Crimes or misdemeanors relating weapons-use, violence, or arson;
(h) DUI’s and DWI’s within the last 5 years (Please note that recent court cases have determined that a recent DUI is an indication of poor judgment. Texas law requires a written evaluation for any volunteer or staff with an alcoholic beverage-related violation within the last 10 years);
(i) Possession or distribution of controlled substances or paraphernalia within the last 5 years;
(j) Any person appearing to have a mental or physical health condition that is judged likely to endanger the health or well-being of a camper or other staff or to subject campers to negative or undesirable influences or which indicates they may not be able to perform the essential functions of their duties; or
(k) Residing on the same premises as a Registered Sex Offender.
Individuals currently on work release programs or sentenced to community service will not be accepted as a Camp John Marc staff/volunteer, although they may be utilized for tasks when camp is not in session, when campers are not present, or that can be performed off site.