Apply to Volunteer

There are 3 steps (below) required to becoming a volunteer with us here at YFC.  Because we take the safety of young people very seriously, it is imperitive that all are complete before you can join us at a ministry site. 

Prior to beginning this application you should have met with one of our staff for an interview.  If you have not done so but would like to, please head over to our volunteer interest form and start there.

Please read the notes below each step prior to beginning - this will help answer some questions you might have as you proceed.


  • This online form includes several components of our application - once started, it can not be saved. Volunteers are encouraged to complete in one sitting, otherwise you will need to start over
  • For the Driver Code of Conduct portion:
    • If you will NOT be driving students, please check "No" but still sign that section 
    • If you WILL (or even might) be driving students, please check "Yes" and complete the form.
      • Volunteers must also provide a copy of their Driver's License AND a copy of their Insurance Declaration Sheet
      • The insurance declaration sheet will need to be updated every 6 months
  • For references, we ask that volunteers provide 3.
    • One must be someone who is in a pastoral role for you (eg, a senior pastor, a ministry leader at your church, a caring Elder, etc.). 
    • Family members may not be a reference
    • YFC Staff may not be a reference 
    • Please notify your references to watch for an email from Kalamazoo YFC with a link to our online form.
      • It is not uncommon for our emails to bounce into Spam folders - please ask them to check that if they don't see it in 2-3 business days


  • This is a PDF form that you must open to view. it is not an interactive form - instead it contains the instructions you need to accomplish an online video training
  • We recommend, if you are able, that you print this form so you can read the steps while you proceed to the website for the training
  • If you are unable to print, you will want to keep this pdf document open on your computer so you can reference it as you go through the steps


  • YOU DO NOT NEED TO CLICK THIS LINK. This is only if you prefer the paper method of authorizing the background check
  • Instead, once both the application and training are complete, our YFC Office Manager will generate an online background check form that will be emailed to you.  That email will appear to be from Kalamazoo Youth for Christ. Please watch for that - usually within 2 business days of completing the online training.
  • IF a paper version is preferred, then click the link in this section for a pdf - this must be printed, filled out, signed and returned - a legible photo/text is acceptable or you can scan and email it to [email protected]

On behalf of our entire team and the young people that we serve, THANK YOU for your interest in partnering with us!