No matter if it's a relief effort or a sporting event, volunteers are pivotal in making events come to fruition and run smoothly - especially when budgeting is an issue. Thousands of organizations rely on volunteer efforts to make their plans happen, but it's no surprise that finding and acquiring the help needed is nothing short of an undertaking, not to mention safety precautions that have to be involved. In a bid to bridge the gap, VolunteerMatch - the largest volunteer engagement digital platform - has partnered with Verified Volunteers, leading background check platform for volunteer work.
"VolunteerMatch is all about making it easier for good people and good causes to work together to make a difference," said Greg Baldwin, CEO, VolunteerMatch. "That is why we are partnering with Verified Volunteers, to help create more safe spaces to volunteer."
Together, VolunteerMatch and Verified Volunteers aim to help organizations minimize risk and safeguard their people, assets and reputation through a high-quality background screening program and access to a library of resources designed to establish screening best practices and improve volunteer management. Through their VolunteerMatch dashboards, organizations can easily connect with Verified Volunteers and request a comprehensive background check that allows potential volunteers to order and control their information using Verified Volunteers' secure platform. These screening services are available to all VolunteerMatch organizations including more than 120,000 government agencies, hospices, hospitals, nonprofits and schools.
Verified Volunteers' screening platform, with self-service features, sharing capabilities and management tools, enables the VolunteerMatch community to:
"Our shared commitment to helping so many wonderful organizations successfully carry out their good work really makes this the perfect partnership. By joining forces, we aspire to have an even greater impact," says Katie Zwetzig, Executive Director, Verified Volunteers. "For instance, we know through our own research that background check quality is increasingly important for nonprofits, yet the appropriate level of risk mitigation is still not being met by current screening programs. By joining forces with VolunteerMatch, we can provide education and guidance to greater numbers of organizations on how to address these critical gaps."
Edited by K. Fanning
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