Attention: Facilities remain closed, as we work to combat the spread of COVID-19. Volunteers will not be able to submit police checks during this time. Please check back for updates about our volunteer program restarting before getting a VSC.
You will need a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC), also called a Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) or Criminal Records Check to volunteer with the City of Markham. You will need to renew this police check every two years.
If you are under 18 years of age, you must go in person to apply and pick up your Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC). You will need a reference letter from the City of Markham.
A reference letter can be obtained by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full, legal name and complete address. Please follow this step after you have set up your account and completed the interview.
York Regional Police will charge $30, instead of $70, if you bring a Volunteering Request letter.
Take two pieces of valid identification (passport, birth certificate, Government issued identification card, citizenship, boating/fishing license, etc.) to the York Regional Police Community Resource Centre, along with a reference letter from the City of Markham.
YRP Community Resource Centre 10720 Yonge Street Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 3C9 Google Maps
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday: 8AM to 6 PM Saturday: 8 AM to 4 PM
1.866.876.5423 extension 7655
Living Outside of York Region
Email us your full, legal name and city of residence and we will give you instructions on how to get a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) or Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) from your local Police Department.
Special Note: While our volunteer program is on hold (and our centres are closed), volunteers will not be able to submit police checks. Please check back for updates about our volunteer program restarting before getting a VSC.
Before submitting your Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC), please ensure you have already set up a volunteer account. See How to Become a Volunteer.
We need to see your original VSC. It must be dated within the last 120 days. You will keep your original VSC.
Visit one of the locations below to show your VSC and become a volunteer: