Youth Protection

Behind the Policy

Rotary clubs are made up of men and women of all ages and professional backgrounds who use their talents, skills, and energy to improve the lives of people in communities at home and around the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a background check?
Rotary International requires all volunteers that wish to participate in youth service programs (i.e Youth Exchange) have background checks effective in June of the program year they will be working with youth.
Who needs to have a background check?
Any adult involved with a District-Sponsored Youth Service Program who has regular, unsupervised interaction with youth.
What forms do I complete?
Youth Service Program Youth Volunteer Affidavit Form.
Is District 5100 paying the cost of the background checks?
No. Either the participating club or the Rotarian/volunteer shall pay the processing fee.
Who processes my background check?
District 5100 contracts with the company Advanced Reporting to process the background checks.
Where will the results of background checks be stored?
Advanced Reporting will store the results of background checks.
Who has access to the results of my background check?
The District’s Youth Protection Officer and Advanced Reporting.
How often do I need a background check?
Every year.
How do I get started?
Apply online through the district database (DACdb member login) or complete and sign the Volunteer Affidavit Form available for download from the district website and mail it to Rotary District 5100, 6700 SW 105th Ave., Suite 314, Beaverton, OR 97008.


We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have about our Youth Protection Policy or Rotary District 5100 Programs.