Although volunteers are not considered “employees” under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, we feel it is best practice to screen volunteers as you would regular employees. If, however, an agency is unable to screen volunteers at the same level that can be afforded to employees, we offer the VolunteerSCREEN.

This search combines a national criminal history database check with a national sex offender registry check to identify potentially violent criminals and sex offenders before they come into contact with at-risk populations.

Please note that this is not a true ‘nationwide’ or comprehensive national search, rather it is considered multi-jurisdictional. It is completely dependent on participation from the originating source. Originating sources may include: county court records, state repository records, or state correctional records. If we see a “hit” on the national report, we will automatically proceed with the county level check to verify the information is correct.


All background check information is provided by an FCRA-certified licensed private investigator. The FCRA-certified licensed private investigator, in its entirety, is responsible for ordering technology, report data, federal/state compliance, accuracy, delivery of reports, thoroughness and presenting the information in an understandable format. Thomas Hamilton & Associates and its dba/subsidiaries (THA), is not nor has ever been a consumer reporting agency (CRA) as defined by 15 U.S.C.1681a(f), is not responsible for report compliance, does not compile, produce, prepare, update, or have any input regarding the contents of any background or drug screen reports. THA is not responsible for the CRA's sources or accuracy and is not able to edit or alter any part of a finished background report. All adverse action taken on behalf of employers is performed entirely by the CRA, and the CRA its entirety is responsible for all letters, content and the adverse action process. THA is not a reseller as defined by 15 U.S.C.1681a(u) and does not take possession of reports or resell reports to multiple employers.