Background Checks

How do I turn this feature on? 

In order to use the services, please contact us at and tell us to activate your account to take advantage of the background checks.

What does GivePulse offer for BackGround Checks? 

We provide one simple workflow to enable the organizer to run a background check on their volunteers. The only required information you need on your volunteer is the following: First Name, Last Name, Full Legal Name, Birthdate, and SSN (optional).

To accept these fields, we have a form and custom field generator allowing you to request this information when they join your group.

To set this up as a membership requirement, go to "Edit Group" and make sure in the "Membership" section to select the following: 

  • First and Last Name
  • Full Legal Name
  • Birthdate
  • SSN

To set this up as a event requirement, go to "Edit Event" settings and in the Registration tab, go to the section labeled "Custom Fields," there you may select the following: 

  • First and Last Name
  • Full Legal Name
  • Birthdate
  • SSN (information is deleted immediately after the check is processed)

People Manage
From here, on the "Manage Users" page, you will notice a column called Background Check. For anyone you want to run the background check on, you will be able to determine if there are any missing fields on their account. 

If everything is filled out, there will be a link allowing you to run the background check.  
From here, there are two checks that are done. The first check is to determine if there are any matches in the database of people in the US. The second is to run a criminal and sex offender check. All of these checks can be completed within a few seconds.

Billing occurs retroactively and we will invoice you at the end of the month.

We are currently in partnership with a few different background check providers. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more.  

Note: Using our background service, you acknowledge that we are providing a service enabling you to make an assessment on an individual to volunteer for your organization.

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