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Background Checks for Prospective Volunteers

Background checks for potential volunteers are based on database searches of criminal records, Departments of Correction records, sex offender registries, and driving records. Volunteers are authorized based on satisfactory background check results. APS background checks are valid for 2 years.

Volunteer NowTo apply to volunteer and complete your background check, complete an online application. (APS background checks are valid for 2 years. If you have completed an APS background check within the last 2 years, you do not need to complete an application at this time)

    1. Cost for a background check to become a volunteer is $12.00. Payment will be requested within the application through PayPal.
    2. Background checks will be conducted based on information provided within the application.
    3. The clearance will be communicated directly to the applicant within 10 days of application submission. Schools/coordinators do not receive this information.

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    Parents Without a Social Security Number

    If you do not have a Social Security Number for your online volunteer application, please contact APS Applicant Processing at (505) 889-4820 and they will assist you with an alternative number.