Volunteer background checks look for many of the same things employment background checks look for. The analysts run a Social Security Number (SSN0 to verify its validity, and then can perform county criminal records searches to determine if the volunteer applicant has any felonies or misdemeanors on their record. The checks also include determining if the applicant is on the national sex offender registry or the adult abuse registry, as well as, in some cases, checks of an applicant’s motor vehicle records.