|In order for a volunteer applicant to be considered as a Big Brother or Big Sister, the following eligibility requirements must be met:
1. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
2. Applicant must have a viable means of transportation. The volunteer must have a current driver’s license and maintain liability insurance of at least the limit required by state law. A copy of the driver’s license and insurance will be required.
3. Applicant must not have had an alcohol/drug related conviction within the past three years. After three years, the applicant will be considered with discretion, considering the type of offense and what has transpired during this time in the person’s life.
4. Applicant must not have a misdemeanor matter pending or have been convicted of a serious misdemeanor in the last two years. If the conviction is over two years old, the applicant will be considered with discretion depending on the type of offense and what has transpired during this time in the person’s life. The applicant must demonstrate a positive lifestyle adjustment during this time and acceptance of the applicant will be at the discretion of the parent/guardian.
5. Applicant must not have a felony arrest matter pending or have been convicted of a felony.
6. Applicant must not have been hospitalized or treated for substance related addiction or shown evidence of such an addiction in the last five years. A drug/alcohol free period of five years must have passed before the person will be considered and then with discretion. In addition the volunteer must not have had any arrest during this five-year period.
7. Applicant currently using illegal drugs or participating in underage drinking will not be accepted.
8. Applicant must have ability to make at least a 1 year commitment.
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