All 826LA volunteers must complete a background check via Live Scan fingerprinting service. We offer the Live Scan fingerprinting service during the Volunteering 101 orientation at any of our 826LA locations. If you would like to complete your Live Scan during the Volunteering 101, please bring a valid photo ID and a form of payment. The Live Scan will cost $20 at our 826LA locations. We highly recommend that you pay with cash or check. There will be an additional 2.75% processing fee for credit card payments. You can RSVP for an orientation here.
If you prefer to get your Live Scan done off-site, you must bring a completed Live Scan form and a valid photo ID to an approved Live Scan location. It can cost anywhere from $20-25.
For all Live Scans, 826LA will receive the electronic results directly. You do not have to be a US citizen to get Live Scanned. If you are under 18 and are getting your Live Scan done, you must bring a parent or guardian with you to the Volunteering 101 or to any other off-site Live Scan location.
Valid forms of identification for US citizens or residents:
1. US Passport
2. State ID (including driver’s license)
3. Permanent Residence card
Valid forms of identification for non-citizens or non-residents:
1. Consulate Card issued to non-citizens (eg. Matricula Consular/Mexican Consulate Card)
2. Marriage certificate
3. Employment ID Card
4. Foreign passport
5. Temporary ID Card
If you are getting your Live Scan done off-site:
You can print out a Live Scan form from here. Please fill in all requested information inside the center section.
Make sure the form you bring in has both DOJ and FBI checked, and ask your technician to confirm that both were checked in the Live Scan terminal.
You can find Live Scan locations online. Visit oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/locati
Again, make sure the form you bring in has both DOJ and FBI checked, and ask your technician to confirm that both were checked in the Live Scan terminal.
We strongly encourage you to keep a copy of the completed form for your records. In the rare case that we need proof that you got your Live Scan done before we get the results, we will ask to see this copy.
See below for nearby Live Scan locations. No matter where you go, we recommended you call ahead to confirm Live Scan operator hours and availability!
RECOMMENDED LIVE SCAN LOCATIONS
Near 826LA in Mar Vista
10736 Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
Mon-Fri: 9 AM-7 PM/Sat: 9AM-4 PM
12200 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Mon-Fri: 9 AM-6:30 PM / Sat: 10 AM-4 PM / Sun: 11 AM-4 PM
Near 826LA in Echo Park
4470 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8 AM-7 PM; Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM-5:30 AM; Sat 10 AM-2 PM
Weds 9 AM-7 PM; Sat 10 AM-4 PM
Appointments are preferable
*Mention that you’re volunteering at 826LA and receive a $5 discount off the $25 rolling fee!
Near 826LA at Manual Arts High School (South Los Angeles)
4335 S. Main St.
Mon-Fri: 8 AM-5 PM
5400 S. Broadway Ste. B
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Mon-Fri: 9 AM-7 PM / Sat: 9 AM-4 PM
Questions about the Live Scan process can be directed to:
Mariesa Arrañaga Kubasek
Most Live Scan locations are walk-ins, but some do allow you to make appointments. Regardless, we always recommended you call ahead to confirm Live Scan operator hours and availability!
A NOTE ON COST
The Live Scan fingerprinting usually costs $20-$25 (depending on where you go), which volunteers pay for out-of-pocket at the Live Scan location. We kindly ask volunteers to cover the cost of the test, but if this is a hardship, let us know. In order to be reimbursed, you will need to volunteer for one project, and will need to submit copies of the completed Live Scan form and an itemized receipt. Contact us for more information.