Local non-profits and volunteer organizations may now apply to have the fee for RCMP Vulnerable Sector Checks waived through the Volunteer Screening Program, administered by Volunteer Alberta and funded by the Government of Alberta.

Community groups and volunteers play an important role in building a vibrant and energized City. The City of Grande Prairie is excited to partner with Volunteer Alberta and are thankful for their help to keep our vulnerable populations safe and reduce the financial burden for deserving volunteers and volunteer groups.

In order to have the fee waived, eligible community groups must register their organization and volunteer positions with Volunteer Alberta to receive a Volunteer Screening Program Number (VSPN) and Position Code.

Once a community group has received both numbers, volunteers for approved positions may visit the RCMP detachment for a vulnerable sector check where the fee will be waived for the volunteer and paid through the Volunteer Screening Program.

Community groups interested in the program may visit volunteeralberta.ab.ca/vspn-2/ to read a full list of eligibility criteria and terms of use. Volunteer Groups may also apply to the program by clicking the “apply now” button under the Volunteer Screening Program portion of the webpage.