All volunteers who interact with the children in our care must be age 21 or older. The volunteer application process includes undergoing four background checks, Live Scan Fingerprinting and required training on how abuse and neglect impact children. There are some expenses associated with these safety measures:
- Background checks must be completed on an annual basis and cost $20. They must be submitted through Hope Center for Children to be valid with this organization.
- Live Scan Fingerprinting is a requirement as of 2019 and is contracted by the state of SC with only one company statewide. The initial cost of this is $42.75 and this is valid for multiple years. Please click here for more information about Live Scan Fingerprinting.