Frequently Asked Questions - Fiesta Bowl | Fiesta Bowl

Q. Why am I required to complete a background check?
A. The Fiesta Bowl organization is comprised of four Arizona nonprofit corporations:  The Arizona Sports Foundation dba Fiesta Bowl, Valley of the Sun Bowl, Fiesta Events, Inc., and The Arizona College Football Championship Foundation (collectively, the “Fiesta Bowl organization” or “organization”). As a nonprofit organization, we value the safety of the people whom we serve and our employees and volunteers. We want to take prudent measures to attempt to safeguard people and assets from potential harm. Therefore, the Fiesta Bowl organization has implemented a policy on background checks for volunteers.

Q. Who conducts the background check?
A. Background checks are conducted by First Advantage. Click here for a Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Q. What does the background check search for?
A. 1. A Social Security Verification search which verifies the identity and addresses of the individual.
2. First Advantage National Criminal File Plus provides a database search of more than 200 million criminal records gathered across all 50 states from multiple criminal record repositories (county repositories may be checked as well to verify convictions or provide more information).
3. A review of the National Sex Offender Registry.
4. Professional assistance in verifying convictions obtained though criminal history reports and researching details of convictions to allow for informed decisions on suitability for volunteer service.

Q. How private is my information?
A. The independent third party service the Fiesta Bowl organization uses for gathering the information necessary to conduct a background check allows the volunteer to go directly to a secure website and enter their information without the need to submit it directly to the Fiesta Bowl organization.

Q. Is there a cost to do the background check?
A. No, the Fiesta Bowl organization will absorb all fees associated with the background check service.

Q. How long will it take to know if I passed?
A. You will be notified only if you DO NOT pass.

Q. How old do I have to be to volunteer?
A. Volunteers who have not reached 18 years of age must present a written consent of a parent or guardian to Volunteer services and the Volunteer Waiver and Release of Liability form prior to volunteering.

Q. How will I know I signed up successfully?
A. You will be notified by an automated email for each shift you sign up for and an initial email letting you know that your volunteer profile has been created.

Q. Will my information be provided to a third party?
A. No, your information will stay within the Fiesta Bowl Organization and will not be distributed to any third party for solicitation.