Our organization is looking into the best way to conduct federal background checks on our volunteers. It's a requirement for certification that we are going through. So far we haven't been able to find any way to do this that is free. Most services have a monthly fee plus a charge per application (around $10-$20). We have about 50 active volunteers so this is going to be a large cost for us. Coming off of a harsh winter, funds are low.
Does anyone have any advice for doing all of this? I know some states offer free background checks, but it needs to be a nation-wide search. If you use a pay service, which ones are reputable?
Thanks for any help you can offer.