3) After the orientation you will have a background check. After that you will be entered into the volunteer database and begin helping your friends and neighbors.
For the safety of our staff, Members and Volunteers, age 18 and over, will have background checks from a nationally recognized security company, “Verified Volunteers,” which provides online volunteer screening and background checks for nonprofits and service organizations.
After you apply to be an RCV Member or Volunteer, you will either do the background check during the orientation or receive an online invitation to complete the application on your own computer. There is no charge to you (but you can opt to pay the $35 fee if you like).
You will be asked to enter your name and other information including your Social Security number. This is confidential and RCV staff will have no ongoing access to your Social Security number. (We only see the information if members an volunteers can get assistance with this process from the staff at the RCV Office.)