Criminal Background Check
All volunteers, eighteen years of age and older, are required to have a criminal background check. Volunteer Services incurs all costs. The University of Missouri has the right to check the criminal conviction records of any volunteer. Consideration will be given to the relationship between the convictionand the responsibilities of the position that is or will be held. To make the process of conducting a background search more accurate volunteers will be required to furnish their social security number and birth date. This personal information will be kept confidential, and will be used for no other purposes than completing background checks.
Volunteer opportunities in which volunteers will be working with children require them to register with the Family Care Safety Registry Act. This act establishes the Family Care Safety Act that provides criminal background information on child care workers, elderly care workers, and care providers.
The Department of Health, in collaboration with the Departments of Corrections, Public Safety, and Social Services, maintains a toll free Family Care Safety Telephone Access Service which allows the public to access certain registry information pertinent to care providers.
Some opportunities you are interested in applying for may requires certain skills or experience, such as a minimum typing speed, attention to detail, proficiency in various computer software programs, and/or teaching experience. Each opportunity varies.