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Volunteer Organization Background Checks

Volunteer Organization Background Checks

Volunteer organizations need background screening solutions that are as thorough as commercial organizations – and backgroundchecks.com can help you

Why Background Checks for Volunteers Are Necessary Blog Post

Why Background Checks for Volunteers Are Necessary

Overlooking volunteer background checks can jeopardize your business just as much as skipping employee vetting. From volunteer firefighters in Marylan...

FTC Says Screening of Volunteers is for Employment Purposes Under the FCRA Blog Post

FTC Says Screening of Volunteers is for Employment Purposes Under the FCRA

  In its newly issued staff report that updates its guidance under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says that ...

Schools Move to Require Background Checks for Volunteers Blog Post

Schools Move to Require Background Checks for Volunteers

In a move that follows many other schools, the Parsippany, NJ Board of Education has made the decision to consider performing background checks on vol...

Some Pre-Schools are Not Performing Background Checks on Volunteers Blog Post

Some Pre-Schools are Not Performing Background Checks on Volunteers

It has just been uncovered by a local television station that some Washington state pre-schools are not performing background checks on their voluntee...

Town Aims to Improve Background Check Compliance for Youth Sports Coaches and Volunteers Blog Post

Town Aims to Improve Background Check Compliance for Youth Sports Coaches and Volunteers

In the town of Phillipsburg, PA, officials are considering changes to their background check laws that will hopefully improve the safety of local kids...

Town Requires Background Checks for Volunteer Rescue Personnel Blog Post

Town Requires Background Checks for Volunteer Rescue Personnel

On July 2, a new, stricter background check policy was approved by the town council in Phillipsburg. The policy targets volunteers working for town-sp...

Do I need to ask volunteers for release form to run a background check? Blog Post

Do I need to ask volunteers for release form to run a background check?

Yes, this is recommend and nearly always required. The FCRA requires that you to obtain an individual’s written authorization (typically through some ...

Fire Department May Require Background Checks for New Employees and Volunteers Blog Post

Fire Department May Require Background Checks for New Employees and Volunteers

Some cities in the nation are taking steps in order to fully protect citizens. For example, the city of Coatesville, PA is considering putting employe...

Do I need a social security number to run a background check on a volunteer? Blog Post

Do I need a social security number to run a background check on a volunteer?

No, it is not necessary, but we do recommend you use the most personally identifiable information available to start your search, like first name, mid...

Fast-Tracking Volunteer Background Checks Blog Post

Fast-Tracking Volunteer Background Checks

Volunteer background checks are critical to every volunteer-driven effort and organization. At backgroundchecks.com, we are prepared to offer criminal...

Volunteers and Caregivers: Background Check Policies Blog Post

Volunteers and Caregivers: Background Check Policies

Which role should background checks play for aged care providers? Michigan recently took a big step in standardizing certain parts of the background c...

Background Checks for Church Employees or Volunteers Blog Post

Background Checks for Church Employees or Volunteers

Scandal and controversy have followed the Catholic Church for the better part of two decades since the Boston Globe published its 2002 expose of patte...

How Can Volunteer Organizations Better Serve Their Communities Blog Post

How Can Volunteer Organizations Better Serve Their Communities

Organizations that rely on volunteers are often the organizations that are directly serving their communities regularly. From churches to schools to n...

More Organizations Embracing Background Checks for Volunteer Positions Blog Post

More Organizations Embracing Background Checks for Volunteer Positions

Volunteers are critical contributors to the success of many organizations, particularly schools and youth athletic organizations. Many community effor...

The Growing Push for Volunteer Background Checks Blog Post

The Growing Push for Volunteer Background Checks

Across the country, organizations and institutions that work with children face concerns about how to protect those in their care from potentially abu...

Lansing Nonprofit Adds Background Checks for Volunteers Blog Post

Lansing Nonprofit Adds Background Checks for Volunteers

A few weeks ago, we covered the story of the Listening Ear, a nonprofit organization in Lansing, Michigan that ended up in hot water after discovering...

Students Ask University to Pay for Volunteer Background Checks Blog Post

Students Ask University to Pay for Volunteer Background Checks

The University of North Carolina recently implemented a new policy that requires student volunteers to go through background checks if they will be wo...

SelectCHECK student and volunteer screening Blog Post

SelectCHECK student and volunteer screening

A fast and free way for non-profit, volunteer, or educational organization to introduce or enhance a criminal record check for your members or partici...

Volunteer Organization Background Checks Blog Post

Volunteer Organization Background Checks

Volunteer organizations need background screening solutions that are as thorough as commercial organizations – and backgroundchecks.com can help you