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Volunteer Screening

Background Checks for Charities, Sports Coaches, Disaster Relief & Church Volunteers

As volunteering represents such a selfless act to help others, verifying the integrity behind their intent is imperative to maintain the support of your cause.

The inability to uphold trust can be demoralizing for a non-profit organization, causing a great loss of community support, funding deficit or perhaps a culpable negligence legal action for irresponsible selection of a participant.

Correct identity verification should always be your first line of defense

It is crucial to properly validate true identity prior to ordering a criminal background check. Otherwise, you may be screening a relative or a friend of the volunteer with clean records. Visual verification of a driver’s license with a matching photo of the volunteer is a must.

Implementing a volunteer background screening policy

At very least, a screening policy should:

  • Plainly specify the charity’s position and procedure for volunteer background checks
  • Define the roles that entail criminal screening
  • Identify the type of background screening necessary for each and every single job
  • Designate the extent and channels for performing background checks
  • Establish the criminal acts or other position related information that disqualifies a new or existing applicant
  • Declare the costs associated with a background check as well as the financial responsibility on the volunteering applicant for part or all components of the background screening charges
  • Designate the rate of recurrence of doing periodic background checks
  • Guidelines should be publicized on the non-profit’s website or posted in the building where all potential and existing participants congregate.
To ease the financial burden on dedicated individuals who want to help your cause, we offer discounted rates for charities, sports coaches, counselors & church volunteers.

How Volunteer Self-Pay, Self-Screen Works (optional at no charge)

Volunteer-based groups can now seamlessly integrate our volunteer “Self-Pay, Self-Screen” module into their website. In addition, we can brand it with your own logo, free of charge.

  • Self-screening link can be sent by email, text or hosted from your website
  • Applicants enter their information, uploads valid photo identification
  • Signs electronic consent form
  • Our report identifies all names, aliases and former names
  • All those names are cross-searched in our nationwide criminal database
  • Report is securely uploaded into your account to maintain its integrity and prevent any tampering

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More knowledge: View compiled list of information resources for Nationwide Abuse Registry & Criminal History Records from government agencies.