Background Checks

Volunteering/Background Check

Dear Pine Lake Preparatory Families,

The state of North Carolina requires that all volunteers who will work in an unsupervised capacity with students have a current background check on record with the school. Some ways that parents with background checks can assist are: chaperoning field trips, escorting students from place to place, etc.  

*At PLP Lower School if a parent will attend a field trip or volunteer in the classroom (even if they will not be alone with the children) they must have a background check. 

To obtain a background check:

  • See the link below, which will direct you to the secure, web based Background Information Bureau (BIB) site.  
  • Select the "I Want to Volunteer!" orange bar.
  • Follow the steps to submit your volunteer background check, and pay a small fee of $14.45 via credit card

Click here to submit a Background Check Request:

Your privacy and security are of the utmost importance to both Pine Lake Preparatory and BIB.  Private, nonessential information is not disclosed to system administrators, and BIB is PCI Certified, with safeguards to protect personal data and credit card information.

Once the background check is complete, the volunteer will receive email notification regarding status and approval.  Approved volunteers also receive a Secure Volunteer ID card, which they should bring, along with picture ID, to all volunteer events.  If an ID card is lost, the volunteer is responsible for ordering a replacement at a charge of $5.00. Background checks must be conducted on an annual basis, and volunteers will not be allowed to use expired cards.  

To order replacement cards:

  • Click the link above
  • Select "Get a Replacement Card"
  • Follow the steps to request a replacement, and pay $5.00 fee via credit card

Individuals who would like to volunteer at Pine Lake Preparatory, but would prefer not to move forward with completing a background check, also have opportunity to do so.  Simply contact your Teacher or Administrative Associate for additional information about opportunities that do not involve the supervision of students.

We would like to thank all of our volunteers for everything that you do and for all of your support.