The Coronavirus has created a demand for volunteers that is ballooning. Fortunately, the increasing number of new challenges and needs that are being experienced by so many are being addressed by nonprofit and philanthropic organizations in our communities. However, with charitable work comes the responsibility of ensuring the safety of your organization, as well as all others who may come into contact with your volunteers.
While this effort has become more complicated due to the Coronavirus, one simple and powerful tool in a volunteer management toolkit should always be a background check. The best time for a bad actor to slip in unnoticed is in the middle of chaos. Having an effective volunteer background screening program in place reduces the chance that anyone could be subjected to an individual who may harm, or take advantage of them. The following is a helpful article with more suggestions on how to run a successful volunteer management program while keeping safety in mind! https://www.galaxydigital.com/blog/volunteer-management-response-covid19/