STEP 1: Conduct Your Background Screening

Protecting the Athletes of Special Olympics Connecticut is of the upmost importance. In order to ensure their safety, thorough background screenings are conducted on all volunteers in our program.

ADULT VOLUNTEERS (18 and over): Please click on the link below to continue to the secure portal hosted by Verified Volunteers, our background screening provider.

Once logged in please enter your information and follow the prompts within Sterling Volunteers. When you have completed your screening, please return to this page, and verify you have completed the background screening process by clicking 'Continue to Step 2' to continue with your volunteer registration.

The result of your screening is viewable only to Special Olympics Connecticut approved staff. Please note, SOCT does not have access to your social security number during this process. SOCT will review this information and follow up with you, via phone, with any questions, if needed.

Sterling Volunteer's secure portal can be accessed by clicking one of the below-

If you are a Class A Volunteer who will NOT be driving athletes CLICK HERE

If you are a Class A Volunteer who WILL be driving athletes CLICK HERE

MINOR VOLUNTEERS (17 years old and younger): In lieu of a background check please CLICK HERE to download the Minor Reference Form, complete it as per the instructions on the form, and hit send to return it to SOCT. This is all that is required of volunteers age 17 and below.

By clicking 'Continue to Step 2' below I verify I have completed the volunteer background screening process via the Verified Volunteers link provided above. (Minors are all set if they have filled out the above Minor Class A Form)