The All-Stars Club is a Christ-centered organization focused on sharing the love of Jesus with our all-stars, their families and caretakers, and our volunteers. Our programs are designed to create a safe place of belonging for friends with special needs, a place of respite and support for families, and a place of servitude and growth for volunteers. We believe that we are all broken individuals and the All-Stars Club is designed to help all of us, believers and non-believers, move towards Jesus. We are open to individuals of all backgrounds and faiths who share a common interest in serving our friends with special needs – who do not have a background or history that could potentially pose a danger towards any participant. While faith in Jesus is not a requirement for participating with All-Stars Club, please understand that our faith in Jesus is the foundation for our ministry and that elements of the Christian faith will be incorporated throughout our events; which includes having a worship service and short sermon. Although those participating in our program are not required to share our Christian faith, we do expect that everyone adheres to our Code of Conduct outlined below.
WHAT VOLUNTEERS SHOULD EXPECT
The All-Stars Club aims to provide first-class experiences for individuals with special needs and their families to have fun, meet new friends, and live out their Christian faith. While faith in Jesus is not a requirement for volunteering with the All-Stars Club, please realize that elements of the Christian faith will be incorporated in our events. As a volunteer, you are often seen as a role model by the All-Stars. We ask that ALL volunteers strictly adhere to our Code of Conduct and refrain from influencing or exhibiting behaviors in contrast to the faith-based beliefs upheld by the All-Stars Club. Any concerns regarding our policy should contact the leadership team at email@example.com.
Please note, children under 14 years of age are welcome to volunteer at our events, but we require each child to be accompanied by their parent/chaperone at all times.
WHAT PARENTS & CARETAKERS SHOULD EXPECT
Our goal is to provide a place of belonging for your children which is fun, interactive, social, and provides opportunities to grow in faith. We are a Christian ministry, however we want to be clear that we do not deny volunteers the opportunity to serve with us even though he or she may not share our faith. Along with ministering to our all-stars and families, our mission is also focused on sharing God’s love to our volunteers and giving them an opportunity to grow spiritually. We believe the responsibility of sharing God’s love is that of the leadership team and through the program itself, as we do not place this responsibility on our volunteers. The volunteer’s role is simply to help facilitate a fun experience throughout the night for the all-star by participating in the various activities and ensuring the safety of their assigned all-star.
We understand, as parents and caretakers, you may have special requests for the type of volunteer matched with your all-star. We ask that you note this request in the space provided at the time you register for the event. We will do our absolute best to accommodate the request noted on the registration form. We do ask that you will partner with us in helping to facilitate your request once you arrive to check in your all-star.
We are committed in every aspect to providing a safe environment for our all-stars. We have security and medical professionals onsite at each All-Stars Club. They are trained to ensure our all-stars are not left alone nor leave the premises as well as provide minor medical care if needed. They, along with our leadership team ensure our volunteers adhere to our Code of Conduct policy throughout each event. We run background checks on volunteers where we feel it is necessary. All-Stars are given a name tag at the beginning of the event which includes his/her name, emergency contact info, any special instructions listed by the parent/caretaker, along with any food allergies that was provided at time of registration. This information is noted by our volunteers to ensure a quick response should an emergency arise.
Additionally, our volunteers are required to watch an orientation video and participate in an onsite orientation prior to serving our all-stars. The orientation is focused on 5 rules our volunteers are required to follow:
- Rule 1 – Never leave your buddy alone
- Rule 2 – Never be alone with your buddy
- Rule 3 – Get to know your buddy
- Rule 4 – Identify medical and security volunteers who are onsite
- Rule 5 – Remain flexible, listen and adapt to the needs of your all-star
Parents & caregivers should also understand the All-Stars Club is not a day program. We are volunteer-based and do not have an expert on hand for each all-star. Our mission is to provide a fun environment for our all-stars while parents/caregivers can have 3 hours to themselves. Because we are a free service, we do not have the resources to make any major accommodations for any particular all-star. We will do our best to make each all-star’s experience unforgettable and cater to individual needs, but there are certain behaviors and conditions we unfortunately do not have the resources to facilitate towards. If a parent or caregiver has questions regarding his/her child’s condition or behavior we are happy to set up a call or meeting prior to the event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Any inkling of physical abuse will not be tolerated and will result in immediate expulsion from the event. The incident will be reported to local law enforcement.
Verbal abuse is strictly prohibited and will result in immediate expulsion from the event.
Any impression of sexual misconduct will not be tolerated and will result in immediate expulsion from the event. The incident will be immediately reported to local law enforcement.
Alcohol and drug consumption of any kind is prohibited at our events. Any participant displaying signs that they are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be escorted off the premises by security.
Items that can be used as a weapon are strictly prohibited. This includes pocket knives, guns, clubs, or any other device that can be used to hurt another participant.
We ask that all participants show respect to one another and engage only in moral dialogue and moral practices.
Fighting of any kind is strictly prohibited and subject to immediate dismissal
While onsite at our events, all participants are required to refrain from inappropriate public displays of affection. First offense will receive a warning and second offense will be grounds for dismissal.
The use of profanity is strictly prohibited.
Please refrain from proselytizing to our participants with any faith outside of the Christian faith. This includes but is not limited to Atheism, Mormonism, Jehovah Witness, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc.
All participants are required to wear designated All-Stars Club apparel to ensure safety for all.
*The All-Stars Club reserves the right to remove temporarily and/or permanently ban any participant who does not adhere to the Code of Conduct listed above.