Applicants who are not employed by the Club’s host organization must complete a background check to access their Club information and curriculum on our learning platform, Girls Who Code HQ. A new background check will not be required if the applicant has an existing background check on file with GWC (within the last 24 months). We do this for the safety of our members, and it is standard procedure in volunteering with minors.
Required applicants will receive an email to complete a background check through VerifiedFirst. These emails will be sent to the email address used on the application and will contain language referring to "employment" as a default, but this is meant for volunteer verification.
The background check has some standard procedures and is run as part of a routine investigation that education industry background checks use. In most cases, you will need to provide your Social Security Number. If you do not have a SSN, you can alternatively use your Employer Identification Number (EIN) instead. Please complete the background check as soon as possible, as the invite does expire after several days of inactivity.
Please note: At this time, we are no longer accepting alternative means of validating a background check, or enabling exemptions to our process.