Background Checks for Volunteers

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If your church requires volunteers of specific teams to pass a background check before they can serve, Planning Center Check-Ins can help you enforce that policy.


Requesting & Managing Background Checks

Only Administrators in Planning Center People can request and manage background checks. To find out how, see this article for People.

Requiring Background Checks

There are two places in your event where you can require background checks.

  1. Location - when editing a location, you can set only that location to require background checks for volunteers.
  2. Event - If you want every location to require them, you can do so on the event settings page. This will not allow you to make changes for background checks on the location level.

No matter where you're making this change, you'll see the following section to turn required background checks on.

Checking Volunteers into Secure Events or Locations

You cannot check a volunteer into a secure Event or Location if they have not yet passed a background check. If you try, you will see an error. Even if you're on a Manned Station, there is no way to override this.

Station Alerts:

Admin Site Alerts:

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