Welcome to the Allen Community Outreach Volunteer Portal
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with ACO. After reviewing all of the information below and agreeing to the terms, please click the button below when you are ready to proceed to the online application.
Adult Volunteers must complete parts 1 and 2 of the application process and are subject to a criminal background check. See information below.
There is a 3rd optional part. If you are NOT a Court-Appointed Service Volunteer, you can optionally donate $16 to cover the fee that ACO must pay for the criminal background check (Court Appointed Service Volunteers on the other hand must pay the required $20 for their criminal background check)
ACO will not accept any volunteers that have theft or assault charges that show up as part of the background check. The fee collected for the background check is non-refundable.
Student Volunteers must be enrolled in high school or college to volunteer independently, and students 12 or older may work with a parent. Students must complete Part 1 of the application process. Parental consent is required for anyone under the age of 18.
Court-Appointed Community Service Volunteers
Court-Appointed Community Service volunteers are required to pay a $20 processing fee. Adults must complete parts 1 and 2 of the application process. Anyone under 18 must complete part 1 and have parental consent. Policy prevents anyone with a theft or assault charge from volunteering with Allen Community Outreach.
As a Court Appointed Service Volunteer you must complete the 3rd part of the process which is to pay the required $20 for the background check and processing.
All adult volunteers must complete a criminal background check. This is for your protection as well as that of other volunteers and the families we serve. Intellicorp, Inc. is the contracted agency for your *criminal background check and all information goes directly to their agency in a secure portal. No personal info- such as your social security number- comes into the ACO office or is kept in ACO’s records or computers. A driver’s license number must be given for potential Meals-On-Wheels drivers and volunteers are subject to a Motor Vehicle Report.
*Please note that this DOES NOT include a check of your credit history. The act that protects your rights under all background checks is titled the “Fair Credit Reporting Act.” We DO NOT check credit history.
I promise that I shall hold in confidence all information regarding callers or clients of the Allen Community Outreach (ACO). I will not violate the confidential relationships between ACO, its volunteers, clients and callers to ACO. I will not remove from the office of ACO any written records or copies thereof. I accept full responsibility for maintaining the confidential and private nature of all client records and information. I understand that I am personally responsible and liable for any violation of this agreement.
The information provided in this application is voluntarily supplied and is accurate and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand the information may be used and is disclosed for ACO purposes and that as an ACO Volunteer, I will not be paid for my services.
Allen Community Outreach is not obligated to provide placement, nor am I obligated to accept the volunteer position offered. Opportunities are offered without regard to religion, creed, race, national origin or sex.
I waive and release any and all claims against Allen Community Outreach and its employees for injury or illness which may result from my service to the organization. My claims remain waived even though liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness of the persons or the entity mentioned above. By submitting your application you consent to the above agreement.
Begin The ACO Volunteer Application Process
- Part 1 - Everyone MUST Complete ACO’s Online Volunteer Application (First)
- Part 2 - Complete the Criminal Background Check if you are 18 years of age or older. (Choose ONE Of The Proper Buttons Below)
* For Regular Volunteers Choose This Button For The Background Check,
Use password ACOVolunteers (case sensitive)
* For Meals-On-Wheels Volunteers Choose This Button For The Background Check
Use password MOWVolunteers (case sensitive)
- Part 3 - Pay Fee For Background Check. Required if This Is Court Appointed (Otherwise Completely Optional Donation)