Girls Rock Columbia conducts background checks on volunteers filling particular jobs at camp. Background checks are conducted by an independent agency and include a Social Security trace, U.S. criminal search, and national sex offender registry search. All background check-related personal information is kept confidential by the agency. We recognize that background checks are a part of a larger system that surveils, criminalizes, and oppresses people, especially people of color, queer people, and people who are undocumented. Not having a social security number or having a criminal history will not automatically impact your ability to volunteer. In that case, we will contact you for further discussion.
Girls Rock Columbia strives to be accessible for all volunteers. If you are unable to pay the $10 fee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make arrangements to cover the cost for you.