youth volunteer, Houston YMCA
New Jersey has state laws and the United Methodist Church has a Safe Sanctuary policy to protect our young people. Please respect these laws and the policy.
Youth teams (under age 18) are accepted on a case by case basis depending on:
All members of the team who accompany youth, are required to have a background check. Please follow instructions under Background checks.
We strongly recommend:
If a team has youth members under 16, we REQUIRE a ratio of 1 adult to 3 youth.
New Jersey state law prohibits youth under 14 to work on a construction site and we will not permit youth under 14 on our teams.
If a youth team has both young men and women, the adult members must have the same proportion of men and women for proper supervision.
Adult leaders of youth teams should have some construction knowledge for supervision on the work site.