Volunteers – Is Screening Really Necessary?

When building a volunteer crew, sometimes you need people immediately. However, it’s worth it spend a few extra minutes ensuring they’re properly screened. Keeping your employees, volunteers and beneficiaries safe is worthwhile. While most people dedicating their free time to help others are trustworthy, the alarming truth is non-profits, charities and churches are often targets for unsavory characters.  In fact, a report by The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics identified the following top reasons organizations perform background checks:

  • Protection of Vulnerable Populations
  • Public Safety
  • Limitation of Liability
  • Customer Assurance 
  • Fear of Public Backlash Over an Individual With a Past Record

The team at Swailes Backgrounds can help you with the searches that are most important to you. You might need a quick, basic screening that includes a Criminal History Check and a National Sex Offender Search, or maybe you’re looking for a more comprehensive background. Whatever your situation, we can help you put together a simple volunteer screening program that is cost-effective and meets your needs. This will provide you with more peace of mind while your volunteer crew is interacting out in the community you serve. Contact us today for more information!

When your business needs assistance with employment screening, criminal checks, FCRA compliance, drug screening, education and employment verification, driving records (MVR), credit checks or social security number validation, contact the Swailes Background Team to get quickly signed up.