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Screening Volunteers for NYC Agencies and the DOE


GoPass is an online, web-based background checking system designed and operated by NYC Public Schools to keep track of and monitor school-based volunteers. It shows real-time feedback on volunteer eligibility and sends out automated notices in case a volunteer is deemed ineligible.

GoPass was originally created in 2009 by the NYC Department of Education and NYC Service to provide city agencies with an inexpensive way to screen individuals volunteering in schools.

At this time, GoPass will NOT be adding any new nonprofits to the system. Nonprofits already registered in the GoPass system will continue to have access to their account and GoPass services.

If a city agency is interested in using GoPass, please reach out directly to


Additional Information

Are you currently using GoPass user organization? Log into the GoPass system.

The GoPass system is run and operated by NYC Public Schools, for additional information on GoPass, please contact the GoPass team directly at

*GoPass background screening is only for volunteers and is not for employee background screening.



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