Require background checks for people working with youth sports groups | eLetters — The Denver Post

While it may seem like it's moving at a snail's pace, summer is fast approaching, and with that, opportunities to get out and volunteer in the warm weather. T-Ball coaches, camp counselors, summer tutors, carnival and festival helpers are all ways to show dedication to an organization or the community, however they also provide opportunity for danger. Many organizations do not require background checks on their volunteers. Who would pay for them? They’re not employees – what are the requirements to “hire” them?

There are only a handful of states that require background checks for volunteers. The city of Denver is currently seeking to implement this, too (link below.) Knowing who is in contact with your children and elderly family and friends is important. TraceBack Screening offers a variety of options to screen volunteers for any organization. Contact a representative today for more information on how to keep your community safe.