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Screening Volunteers

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One of the hottest and most complex topics in volunteer management is the screening of volunteers. The amazing thing is that making comprehensive background checks of volunteers is a relatively new practice, almost unknown twenty years ago. It is now, however, a requirement in many countries for any volunteer program working with clients with diminished capacity or working with youth volunteers.

We’ve organized the Web resources below into the following categories:

  • articles and explanations
  • sample policies, procedures and forms
  • organizations that perform screening of volunteers