Next Gen Volunteering

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Welcome to the Cherry Hills Community Church Next Gen Protection Plan Website. On this site you will find everything you need to know about our policies and procedures for protecting all our kids here at church.

We strongly believe that creating a safe place of belonging for kids of all ages, to discover who God created them to be starts with creating a physically and emotionally safe environment around them. As Cherry Hills staff and volunteers, we require compliance with the Cherry Hills policies and procedures when interacting with kids. Cherry Hills requires staff and volunteers to keep their actions and intentions pure and honoring to Christ.

No matter what serving role you are applying for Cherry Hills has strict guidelines and processes that must be completed in order to serve. On this site you will find everything you will need to successfully enter yourself in the volunteer application process. Applying for a serving role does not mean you will automatically be cleared to serve, a staff member from the ministries you are applying for will review all information provided and will work with you directly to clear you as a volunteer leader.

Application Process

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What is the process and requirements ?
For anyone serving in any capacity with kids (under 18)
•  Review child welfare and protection policy and score 80% or higher on the quiz
•  Submit an application
• Complete background check (after filling out application, you will get an authorization sent to you to complete this step in the process)
• Connect with a staff member in the department with which you are volunteering

You will receive an email from a staff member once your application has been processed and completed. (The application only needs to be filled out by those who are 14 and older.)

Child Protection Policy

Please read the Child Welfare and Protection Policy below.


Please complete this short quiz to ensure you understand what our policies are. You must score at least 80% on the quiz. We recommend opening the Child Protection Policy in a new tab and reference it while taking the quiz.


In order to provide a safe and secure environment in our kids ministry, this application must be completed by all volunteers ages 10 and up. Volunteers ages 14 and up must also complete the background check and Child Protection Quiz. Prior to placement of a volunteer candidate, personal reference and criminal background checks will be performed to determine eligibility and placement. Once application is completed the Ministry Coordinator will be in contact to determine best placement and talk about serving schedule. All information contained here will be treated as confidential and will be made available only to appropriate church staff.

Once you have submitted the application, you will be sent an email with our partners at Checkr who run our background checks. They will give you an authorization form to fill out to authorize a background check. Once that is submitted they will run the background check and notify us directly. Once you get the email, you will have SEVEN days to complete the authorization.