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Volunteer Background Checks

Organizations of all types are screening their volunteers that work with children, adults, the elderly and the disabled. This task has become a top notch priority in managing the reputation of the organization and the safety of the of the organization’s assets. Many of the volunteers that work for non-profits are trusted in parallel to the same duties that a normal employee manages and conclusively held to the exact standards of care. Therefore, volunteer background checks have been placed as a definitive practice in the now and forward operations of all groups utilizing volunteers to complete their mission.

Redstar Backgrounds offers some very effective volunteer screening programs that cater to charity and non-profit organizations. We offer the same service that our corporate clients utilize to screen their new job candidates. We want to safeguard the reputation of all our clients. Our goal is to shield our client’s interest from the exposure to child abuse, assault, fraud and all criminal exposure. Redstar Backgrounds offers a volunteer screening program that will bring peace of mind to your group.



Understanding how to perform a background check is important. There is no database in the world that manages every criminal record. Redstar Backgrounds utilizes multiple resources and data bases in screening volunteers. Risk is reduced by using multiple data bases built into a national product. This system is then backed up by going direct to state searches and right to the source of conviction in performing a county search. National Criminal Data assists in bringing about red flags that then warrant further research at sources of conviction.


“Redstar Backgrounds offers several volunteer check programs that will meet the needs of your organization through flexible volunteer screening solutions.”


Direct Portal Entry: This program allows the user to screen their volunteer from their work station. All identifiers for a volunteer background check are placed into an electronic portal where the volunteer is submitted through the data base system. This data base entry system works wonderful for organizations screening smaller groups of volunteers. All profiles on volunteers are managed direct from the online landing portal.

Keyed Applicant Request: This program allows the user to send the volunteer a link key that will guide the volunteer to a page for volunteer entered information. The volunteer then screens at his or her own leisure. This saves time for the operating group as it places the task in the hands of the volunteer.

Volunteer Screening Platform: Redstar Backgrounds will develop a landing page for your volunteer program. That volunteer will select the appropriate screening package that meets the organization standards. The volunteer submits all necessary identifiers and information to be screened and then submits their background. This system works effectively for large organizations screening sizable groups of volunteers.




Compliance with Federal (FCRA), State and Local regulations is essential in today’s screening environment. Redstar Background’s has created a service method with built-in standards that will assist our clients in on boarding their potential candidates and volunteers. We follow procedures that keep our customers compliant with FCRA background reports.


Documentation: Redstar Backgrounds will provide all necessary paperwork to get your group started in employment background screening. We provide documentation for Disclosure purposes and FCRA compliance. There are no added expenditures to your organization for required documentation.

Notification: Redstar Backgrounds offers pre-adverse and adverse action letters at no extra charge through our customer configuration process. All of these forms can be customized to meet the requirements of your organization.

Support: Our team is available via phone and email to assist all our client’s and applicant’s needs. It is our goal to handle every call with professional service standards.



“All criminal background data secured from a broader approach to digging at the well of case origin is used to secure an FCRA compliant profile that meets employment based FCRA screening standards.”


Criminal Searches

National Criminal with Alias: National with Alias is a multi-faceted search that combines National search with the known aliases provided from a SSN trace. It is ran through a data base with over 1 billion records including National Sex Offender Data Registry, OIG/HHS Exclusions List, OFAC SDN Office of Assets Control Specially Designated Nationals List, Global Terrorist Watch List & FBI Most Wanted and several State depositories.


Federal Criminal Search: The Federal system is organized into 12 Regional circuits and 94 Federal judicial districts. All Federal Criminal searches are secured through an online retrieval system. These are crimes committed against the United States and might include Federal drug charges, bank robbery, embezzlement, bribery and conspiracy to defraud the government. Our criminal researchers will potentially use other systems to confirm data found via PACER system. Many identifiers are privatized through the Federal system, so researchers use BOP, attorneys listed on case information, address history, personal identifiers along with County and Federal courts to confirm identity.


Statewide Criminal Search: These searches via state repositories look for felony and/or misdemeanor convictions where available. Public access is not allowed in all States and some require a written disclosure signed by the applicant. Information delivered at State level in not always complete and depends on the time range investigated. Many of the county courts limit the information released at State level as there is no set standard required by Federal law. When the State information is not compliant by the FCRA standards, we seek information at the source of county conviction to qualify any relevant data released on a profile report.


County Criminal Search: We utilize numerous resources to secure the most accurate county criminal data. The standard check goes back 7 years and searches all misdemeanor and felony records. Data is secured through electronic means and a structure of professional court runners.

Note ~ Additional county court fees may apply for direct access fees.


Sex Offender Search: We utilize the multi-state Sex Offender Registry and pull information from 49 states ( plus Washington. D,C. ), Guam, and Puerto Rico.


Drivers License Records Search: This report is a check with the State Department of Motor Vehicles where the candidate hold’s his or her license. It normally provides a 3-5 year history check and will include vehicle related crimes, accident history and criminal charges where available. Some states require written authorization by the candidate.

Note ~ All States charge a direct access fee.


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    Redstar Backgrounds, Inc.
    1854 Lockhill Selma, Suite 101
    San Antonio, Texas 78213
    Client Support - 888.813.4788
    800.236.6394 (fax)