Volunteer Organizations & Criminal Record Checks

Volunteer organizations can register (PDF) with the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) to receive free record checks of volunteers who work with children and vulnerable adults if the volunteer organization falls under the definition of a specified organization under the Criminal Records Review Act. Registered organizations get access to the same risk assessment process that is provided to employers, including identity verification and vulnerable sector checks.

Volunteer organizations can opt out of the CRRP at any time by filling out the Application to Opt Out (PDF).

Applicants who are volunteering with registered organizations can also share the results of their previously completed criminal record check with other volunteer organizations in the program, should they choose. Doing so reduces the need for multiple checks as well as the administrative burden on volunteer organizations.

An organization can decide whether or not to accept a shared criminal record check result and may ask an applicant to conduct a new check.

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