I understand that this is an application for a volunteer opportunity and is not a promise or commitment by Big Brothers Big Sisters.
I certify that all information I have provided or will provide to Big Brothers Big Sisters, including this application, is true, accurate, and complete to the best of my knowledge. I certify that I have and will answer all questions to the best of my ability and that I have not and will not withhold any information that would affect my application for a volunteer position. I understand that information contained in my application will be verified by Big Brothers Big Sisters. I understand that misrepresentations or omissions may be cause for my immediate rejection as an applicant or my termination as a volunteer.
At any time while involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, I agree to immediately inform my Big Brothers Big Sisters contact person of any and all infractions, violations, charges, and convictions related to any civil, domestic, or criminal matters. I understand that BBBS staff needs to be fully informed to provide the best guidance or support possible.
I authorize Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma (BBBSOK) to secure any information from employment, law enforcement, or any other sources the agency deems necessary to evaluate the undersigned’s potential as a volunteer. All records and information gathered are the property of BBBSOK. Applicants will not have access to such information except as authorized by agency policy and procedure. At the time a volunteer is considered as a match candidate, information is shared between the prospective match parties. The information about the volunteer may include such items as: age, sex, race, interest, hobbies, marriage, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, living situation, etc. If you are matched in the Community-Based program, proof of insurance verification will be requested.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma (BBBSOK) allows for home visits in Community-Based matches only after the first three months of the match and with Parent/Guardian permission. Ultimately, Program Specialist staff have the sole authority to grant permission for home visits. These decisions will be made through a professional assessment of the match relationship and will include input from the Little’s Parent/Guardian. BBBSOK does not encourage home visits, but understands that these visits may be valuable in developing a one-to-one relationship between the Big and the Little. The match participants understand that if a home visit is granted they will occur in balance with a wide range of other match activities. Program Specialist staff will make the first follow-up attempt with all parties (volunteer, parent, and child) within one week of the first home visit.
I understand Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma (BBBSOK) does not allow overnight match activities. Violation of this rule will result in immediate match closure.