According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in September of 2014, the United States had a 25.3% volunteer rate. That’s an outstanding number of people willing to contribute to their communities! However, like employees, volunteers should be properly screened depending on the tasks they will be involved with.
Volunteers that deal with people with disabilities, children, and the elderly should certainly have a more extensive background check than someone organizing food for a food pantry or doing simple administrative tasks. Although volunteers help non-profits thrive, you want to make sure you weed out any potential danger to protect your organizations reputation. It is important to do screening on volunteers and members of the non-profit sector to protect those the organization is out to serve.
Background Check Central understands that non-profits rely on volunteers to make their organization successful. Contact us today to see how we can help you!