We covered most of the biggest benefits of volunteer background checks above, but it’s worth reiterating that background checks for your volunteers go beyond just giving you some additional peace of mind that you’re working with trustworthy people. They also help you to maintain compliance with any regulations mandating background checks for volunteers, and to
Generally a volunteer background check will take anywhere from 24 to 72 hours, though if the screening does reveal criminal information or if the volunteer has lived in multiple jurisdictions within the last few years the screening may take slightly longer to complete.
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