All Tier I and II individuals must undergo a biennial screening process that must include at least both a multistate criminal background check and a National Sex Offender Registry screening.
Program supervisors and hosted programs are responsible for ensuring that program staff do not have a criminal background that would disqualify the individual from participating in a sponsored or hosted programs.
There are two options when requesting background checks:
Looking for a platform to make background checks easier to track and share? The Mary and Frances Youth Center offers Verified Volunteers background screening platform as a resource for programs and activities involving youth on VCU’s campus. Verified Volunteers can be used to screen both volunteers and employees as required under the Safety and Protection of Minors Policy.
Why Verified Volunteers?
Verified Volunteers already has a University-wide account with VCU, so new VCU youth programs can opt in at any time with no annual service fee attached. You only pay for the background checks you order. Program benefits include:
Levels of Service & Pricing
You can choose your own level of service for each background check through Verified Volunteers. The levels of service are listed below.
Each account or program has the option to pay for the screenings for their volunteers and employees or ask the volunteers to pay for their own screening. If your program is paying for the screenings, you also have the option to ask volunteers to make a donation toward their screening to help offset the cost.
If you have questions about levels of services or billing, e-mail email@example.com or call (855) 326-1860.
Sharing Background Checks
If at any time an individual would like to share their background check information with another organization within the community or another department at the University, they can purchase the Fast Pass for $4.00. The Fast Pass allows individuals to share their background check results indefinitely for up to one year. The first time background check results are shared is free.
Steps to Sign Up for a Verified Volunteers Account:
1. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org stating your interest in Verified Volunteers. Please include the following:
2. Verified Volunteers will send an activation packet
3. Complete the required forms in the activation packet and return to Verified Volunteers. To request a completed sample activation packet, please email email@example.com.
4. Your account will be set up within 48 hours. You will receive a welcome email from Verified Volunteers with your credentials and dates for web-based training sessions.