GoPass

The GoPass System is an online, web-based tool designed and operated by NYC Department of Education to keep track of and monitor GoPass volunteers. It shows real-time feedback on volunteer eligibility and sends out automated notices in case a volunteer is deemed ineligible. GoPass was created by NYC Service to provide nonprofit organizations and city agencies with a robust, inexpensive way to screen volunteers for this purpose. GoPass organizations get to be part of an integrated system through which NYC agencies can share their most talented and bright volunteers.

Eligibility

To be eligible to use GoPass organizations must meet the following requirements:

  • A nonprofit organization and proof of your organization’s 501(c)3 status.
  • A recent copy of your organization’s IRS 990 Form (Proof of your organization’s 501(c)3 status.
  • A copy of your organization’s Certificate of Liability Insurance.
    • Under the section labeled “Description of Operations/Locations/Vehicles”, please include the New York City Department of Education and the City of New York as additional insureds.
    • Under the section labeled “Certificate Holder”, include GoPass NYC Service, 253 Broadway 8th Floor, New York, NY, 10007

Payment and Screening

GoPass background checks cost $60 per volunteer. The fingerprinting fee is non-refundable. GoPass takes various methods of payment including:

  • Personal and Corporate Checks
  • Money Orders
  • Credit and Debit Cards

Fingerprinting Options

Organizations have three options available for fingerprinting.

  1. Main Location: 65 Court St.
  2. Appointment Only Location: 100 Gold St
  3. Mobile Fingerprinting Unit: For groups of 25 volunteers or more, you can request a mobile fingerprint unit and technicians to a location of your choice within the 5 boroughs.

Getting Started

If your organization or city agency is interested in learning more about GoPass please reach out to GoPassInfo@cityhall.nyc.gov.

Would you like to learn more about the GoPass program? View the GoPass User Guide.

Are you a current using GoPass organization? Log into the GoPass system.