Volunteer Information

Volunteer Background Checks

Who is required to have a background check?
The protection and well-being of the students enrolled in Hilliard City Schools is paramount. To that end, a background check and ID badge with photo is required for all volunteers who may be left alone with students. This background check will be completed by IntelliCorp.

Where do I go for a background check? 
The Hilliard City Schools Department of Human Resources will perform all background checks at the district’s Central Office, located at 2140 Atlas Street, Columbus, OH.

Do I need an appointment?
We accept walk-ins Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m., except during Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer Break when we complete volunteer background checks by appointment onlyAppointments for other times are accepted by contacting the Department of Human Resources at 614-921-7124.

What is the cost?
The cost for a background check is $9, through IntelliCorp. If you have not lived in Ohio for at least five years, we require a nationwide background check, which is $18. The volunteer badge is included in this cost. If you have had a BCI/FBI background check done within the last 12 months and have a copy of the results, you may submit those to us and receive a volunteer badge for a $2 charge. Lost ID cards may be replaced for a $2 fee. You may pay by cash, check or credit/debit card (Visa or MasterCard only).

When will I be approved?
The background check process is electronic and takes just minutes to complete. Results are returned immediately to the school district. Once your results are returned with no disqualifying events, you will be put into our master database and receive a volunteer identification badge.

Is there a renewal policy?
Beginning in January of 2011, volunteers will be required to renew their badges every 5 years. An e-blast will be sent out to remind volunteers to renew badges which will expire. A new background check will be required and a new badge will need to be issued. The cost for the renewal badges will remain the same as a new badge (see above).