In 2006, Hopewell Township enacted an ordinance (06-1381), which requires Criminal Background Checks as a requirement for volunteers of youth programs that are funded by the township or those that utilize township facilities. HVSA is trying to follow the intent of this law and have all coaches go through the basic background checks the township requires.
If you have had a criminal background check for HVSA or another youth serving organization in Hopewell Township (in the past five years), you are not required to have another background check performed. Please inform your Division Coordinator if you have previously had a background check, (either for volunteer or in some cases employment purposes) and this will be verified with the township.
As a volunteer coach, you are responsible for initially laying out the fee that is charged to conduct your fingerprinting and background check. HVSA will reimburse you for this fee. Hopewell Valley Soccer Association will not reimburse volunteer coaches the additional fees charged for missed appointments or inability to provide an approved ID as defined on the form.
If you are ready to be fingerprinted and have a background check conducted, please click on this link for complete instructions. If you have any questions, please contact the Hopewell Township Recreation Department at 609-737-3753.
Once you have successfully completed your fingerprinting and background check, you can submit your paid receipt to your Division Coordinator for reimbursement.