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[Webinar] How to Screen Volunteers

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Don’t think you need to screen your volunteers? Think again. Volunteers represent your nonprofit’s brand, and therefore it is important that you properly screen them.

Stop for a moment and consider these eye-opening facts:

  • Over 40% of prospective volunteers with criminal backgrounds had committed an offense in a different state, which means that a state-only search would have missed relevant criminal records.
  • There are over 550,000 registered sex offenders in the United States. Are you sure your current screening process is effective at identifying sex offenders?
  • Two-thirds of negligent hiring cases that result in non-violent crimes receive jury awards of $600,000. According to the Workplace Violence Research Institute, the average award in violence-related suits is $3 million. A volunteer who believes the screening process was handled negligently could certainly file a lawsuit.

On Tuesday, June 24th at 3pm EST, we’ll be holding a special webinar to discuss how to properly and legally screen your volunteers.

TRAK-1 Screening, a nationally recognized background screening firm, will explore the following:

  • Does your organization have a comprehensive background screening policy?
  • Are you familiar with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and how it applies to your screening policy?
  • Do you know what you can and cannot ask of your applicants?
  • What are “adverse actions” and how do they relate to your nonprofit?

To register for the webinar, click here.

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About Corbit Harrison

Corbit Harrison is VolunteerHub's Chief Operating Officer and has been actively helping nonprofit organizations engage constituents for over 10 years.

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  1. Sarah K says:

    Is there a way to download the webinar? Thanks.

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