Case Study: Alive Hospice

Posted Thursday, February 25th, 2016 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

With 365 volunteers to recruit, screen, evaluate and onboard, Alive Hospice volunteer management is time consuming and complicated. The volunteer management team must balance ongoing screening and onboarding of new volunteers with the evaluation and recognition of all existing volunteers, which requires a great deal of work and time. In addition, efficiency, accuracy and reporting are vital to ensure compliance, continued accreditation by Joint Commission and funding from Medicare.

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7 Things You Need to Know About Volunteer Background Checks in 2016

Posted Thursday, February 18th, 2016 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Recently, I presented a webinar, 7 Things You Need to Know About Volunteer Background Checks in 2016, along with Sterling Volunteers Account Manager Laura Stroud (who strongly referenced her many years working with the terrific volunteer program at the Girl Scouts). We had a great session and received lots of intriguing questions from attendees – which showed that this is a topic that resonates quite a bit. That’s likely because you know as well as I do that the world of volunteer screening and volunteer background checks is always changing. Volunteer screening is not a “one and done” type of activity; it needs to be revisited all the time – at least annually – to ensure you are on top of the latest trends and legislation.

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5 Tips to Better Volunteer Screening

Posted Thursday, February 11th, 2016 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Get more from your volunteer screening program with five tips based on the practices of over 350 U.S. nonprofit organizations.

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7 More Ways for You to Show Volunteer Appreciation

Posted Thursday, February 4th, 2016 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

It’s become clear since we started blogging that volunteer appreciation is a hot topic. Indeed, it was one of our most popular blog topics of 2015! I find that encouraging because it shows that organizations and volunteer programs highly value the work volunteers are doing. They want to make sure they are conveying to those volunteers how special they truly are.

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