Backcheck 2.0 Verifications
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October 9th, 2015 | Sterling
Every year, thousands of UBELONG volunteers donate countless hours to good causes in various countries abroad to teach, rebuild communities, promote environmental and reproductive education, help the elderly and much more. However, before embarking on this great journey of giving back to the community with us, we require all of our volunteers to go through background checks.
Volunteers are screened for many of the same reasons employers conduct background checks. The ultimate goal is to verify identity and weed out potential risks or conflicts, especially those that could arise from an undisclosed criminal history. We have a responsibility to the communities we serve, and we want to make sure we only accept the right people into our programs. UBELONG Volunteers have the well-deserved reputation of being some the finest international volunteers in the world, and, along with our mentorship and training program, the screening we do is a big reason for that.
For Canadian UBELONG Volunteers, SterlingBackcheck searches the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), a national database maintained by the RCMP that holds conviction information.
Background checks can seem daunting and time-consuming, but UBELONG partners with SterlingBackcheck to establish a simple and easy process to ensure safe, reliable volunteering experiences for all parties involved. Our volunteers utilize SterlingBackcheck’s online background screening platform, myBackCheck.com, to obtain their checks completely online. All you need to know about the screening process can be summarized in the following 4 points:
Screening volunteers with background checks is a must, as they help eliminate individuals who could pose potential threats to the safety of others and they protect our reputation. At UBELONG, we rely on SterlingBackcheck’s online screening platform to enable us to vet volunteers quickly and easily. For UBELONG volunteers living in the US, we use the services of Verified Volunteers, a wholly owned subsidiary of SterlinkBackcheck in the United States, which helps speed up the screening process for these volunteers. Outsourcing our screening to these experienced providers helps ensure that all parties involved in the volunteering experience, whether it be the volunteer, UBELONG or the beneficiaries of the volunteering activity, get the most out of their time!
This publication is for informational purposes only and nothing contained in it should be construed as legal advice. We expressly disclaim any warranty or responsibility for damages arising out this information. We encourage you to consult with legal counsel regarding your specific needs. We do not undertake any duty to update previously posted materials.