Screening volunteers who have access to at-risk populations is essential for non-profit organizations.

The youth, elderly, and disabled are all considered at-risk populations. In order to protect those they serve, volunteer organizations must be diligent when hiring and recruiting their paid and volunteer staff. Otherwise, the safety of at-risk populations may be compromised. Good volunteers are vital to the success of your organization. Conducting background checks on volunteers and/or staff can help prevent abuse of any kind from happening to the individuals that you serve and ensure you are working with safe, qualified volunteers.

American DataBank has created a program exclusively for non-profit clients who are recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt organizations. We offer a portal for self-directed applicant screening; a feature that can be configured to allow the volunteer to pay for the screening themselves.

Our Volunteer Screening program can help you:

  • Recruit safe, qualified volunteers
  • Discourage high-risk applicants by establishing a reputation for thorough vetting
  • Provide a safe environment for employees, volunteers, and the people you serve
  • Reduce volunteer-related risk and legal liability
  • Protect the reputation of your non-profit

Background Screening Programs

Background Checks for Youth Development Volunteers

Youth Development Volunteer Organizations serve one of the most vulnerable and at-risk populations there is: our youth. Your organization is responsible for providing guidance, support, and safety for each and every young person. Due to the vulnerability of the children you serve, you cannot take any risks with the people you hire or bring on to volunteer with your organization.

American DataBank is committed to helping you protect the children and young adults you serve. We provide comprehensive background checks for youth development nonprofits and service organizations that are of the highest accuracy. Our background screening services are tailored to fit your organization’s unique needs. We provide the depth and clarity you need at a price that won’t undermine your important mission – and we provide it all in a timely manner.

Background Checks For Social And Human Service Workers

Social and human service organizations often work with some of the most fragile and at-risk populations, including the elderly, the homeless, low-income families, people with disabilities, victims of domestic violence, and those fighting drug and alcohol addiction.

If your organization is serving these populations in need, or working with or as part of a government agency aimed at helping the less fortunate, you cannot risk exposing your staff or those you serve to someone with questionable character. Any kind of incident not only puts your people in danger, but also can dramatically undermine your organization’s reputation and mission.

Background checks for social and human service organizations are now essential and cannot be ignored no matter how dramatic your need for support staff.  However, your screening program must meet both your need for security and for getting volunteers to work quickly.

That’s why so many nonprofits and organizations with social and human service missions turn to American DataBank for background screening.  Our services combine the powerful technology with years of nonprofit-sector expertise to provide specialized background checks for social and human service organizations that deliver the highest level of accuracy while keeping costs low.

Volunteer National Criminal & Social Security Number Trace

This service includes a Social Security Number (SSN) Trace An SSN Trace provides name and address information based on the SSN and the first and last name of your applicant. The search returns names and addresses associated with the SSN, the approximate year and state of issue, and a search of the Social Security Administration’s Death Master Index.

Next, the service searches the entered name through our national criminal database of more than 400 million records. These are obtained from counties, Department of Corrections (DOC), Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), and sex offender registries.


Volunteer National Criminal Alias

This service includes all components of the service on the left with the additional feature of screening all names returned in the SSN Trace through our national criminal database.

One of the most common ways for criminal records to slip through the cracks is through the use of a maiden name, additional name, and/or an alias.

Name changes throughout one’s liftime, multiple marriages, or intentional misrepresentation of one’s name may suppress criminal records. Add the complexities of hyphenated names, suffixes, apostrophes, and it’s easy to see that there may be numerous variations of a single name that might require additional research.

American DataBank provides background checks for social and human service organizations, including:


  • Community Centers
  • Disability Services
  • Domestic Violence Shelters & Services
  • Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers
  • Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens
  • Homeless Shelters & Halfway Houses
  • Public Housing & Low Income Assistance
  • Retirement Homes & Hospice Care
  • And more…

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