The importance of screening volunteers

Organizations have moral, legal and ethical responsibilities to the people they reach. This includes members, clients, employees and volunteers. Screening is especially important for organizations that work with vulnerable people. Vulnerable people may include children, people with disabilities and senior adults. The benefits of screening are: People’s skills and experience are better matched to the needs and opportunities of organizations The quality and safety of volunteer programs in communities are improved The risks and liability for people and organizations are reduced Screening practices are ongoing and go beyond the selection process. Screening promotes better volunteer matching, improved quality and safety […]

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