Volunteer Background Check

Mandatory for all coaches, unified partners and “A” level volunteers

Thank you for wanting to become a volunteer with Special Olympics New Mexico. Once you complete the online background check through the online protal with Verified Volunteers, you will be notified of your acceptance as a volunteer with Special Olympics New Mexico. Once you have recieved your acceptance letter please notify your Head of Delegation. Be sure to also complete the General Orientation and Protective Behavior Quizzes.

By continuing with the background check you are agreeing to the following:

  • In the course of volunteering for Special Olympics, I may become aware of personal information, and I agree to keep said information in the strictest confidence.
  • I grant Special Olympics New Mexico permission to use my likeness, voice and words in television, radio, film or any form to promote activites of Special Olympics.
  • I understand the relationship between Special Olympics New Mexico and volunteers is an “at will” arrangement and that it may be terminated at any time, without cause, by either the volunteer or Special Olympics New Mexico.

Please only complete the Background Check once every three years. You will receive confirmation from SONM one week after your Background Check has been submitted.

If you are under the age of 18 please visit the Forms and Resources page, print and complete the section needed for those under 18 and mail to the SONM Director of Coaches Education

Click HERE for the background online portal. When prompted enter Good Deed Code 210ad4u

For instructions on completing your background check online click HERE

Your background check, General Orientation and Protective Behavior Quizzes are good for 3 years.