I don’t want to release my social security number. Do I have to take a background check?


All of our volunteers have direct contact with minors, so it is in our best interest to provide a safe and secure background check service issued by a third party.

The Sterling Volunteers platform is extremely secure. Sterling Volunteers complies with all national and local regulations with respect to the storage and transmission of sensitive data and is hosted in ISO 27001-audited data centers. The Sterling Volunteers platform is audited regularly throughout the year with external vendors.

Unfortunately, we do not contract with any other background check provider and we cannot provide an alternative background check at this time. We have never received a privacy complaint, but we also understand that this is sensitive information. Please feel free to proceed with whatever feels most comfortable for you.