Does your organization regularly use volunteers or have some form of a volunteer program? Are you conducting background checks on these individuals? If not, you should be. Any volunteer for any human services, education, healthcare, religious or youth development organizations may have access not only to potentially vulnerable individuals but to inside organizational information as well.
Conducting volunteer background checks has several benefits—check it out!
Ensures a safe environment
Just because a volunteer seems nice, doesn’t mean they don’t have a sketchy past. Background checks protect your organization, employees, care recipients, and other volunteers from individuals with potentially nefarious intentions.
Protects your organization’s reputation
As we mentioned before, volunteers often have an inside view of your organization. They may have access to records, donations, or trade secrets that require confidentiality. Background checks reveal the prospective volunteer’s integrity, identity—and yes, criminal background—so you can have peace of mind that your organization’s reputation is safe.
Compliance, compliance, compliance
This is one benefit that is often non-negotiable. Many states require background checks on all individuals who have contact with certain classes of vulnerable individuals such as the elderly or children.
What does a volunteer background check include?
Volunteer background checks can be customized to meet your needs. They can include sexual assault records, felony convictions for violent crimes, misdemeanor convictions for violent crimes, felony convictions for nonviolent crimes, driving convictions, misdemeanor convictions for nonviolent crimes, and more.
With decades of experience, top-tier customer service, and innovative screening technology, your organization can rest assured that Alliance 2020 will provide premier volunteer background checks that will protect and propel your organization forward.