How To Volunteer For the ACA
The ACA firmly stands behind the Massachusetts state guidelines governing protection of youth. As such, we require background checks for all volunteers and contractors. The MA guidelines, from Section 6, Chapter 172H states:
"Section 172H. Notwithstanding section 172 or any other general or special law to the contrary, any entity or organization primarily engaged in providing activities or programs to children 18 years of age or less, shall obtain all available criminal offender record information from the department prior to accepting any person as an employee, volunteer, vendor or contractor. Any entity or organization obtaining information under this section shall not disseminate such information for any purpose other than to further the protection of children."
The ACA also has a policy to keep all background checks secure in a password protected file with limited access by only two members of our board. Our CORI Policy can be viewed by clicking on the button below:
Our process is a multi step procedure.
Step 1: Download the attached form. Complete it, and sign it. It is advisable to scan the form once signed.
Step 2: Copy your license, both sides. Please make sure it is legible. It is advisable to scan the license copies.
Step 3: Fill out the form below, and upload the form and license copies, if possible. If you would prefer to mail the form and license copies, please see below.
Step 4: If you would like to mail the form and license copies, please complete the form below without uploading. Mail the form and license copies to:
Association of Chelmsford A Cappella, Inc.
14 Evergreen St.
Chelmsford, MA 01824