Many citizens that volunteer in their communities do so through a religious institution or house of worship with which they are affiliated. Indeed, these citizen volunteers make up the backbone of many faith-driven organizations and their service programs. Unfortunately, you cannot put all your faith in the good word of potential volunteers. Background checks for churches, synagogues, mosques, missions and faith-based service organizations and auxiliary services are a must to ensure the safety of parishioners and other community members – especially if volunteers will be doing direct outreach. But background checks come at an expense that many organizations say they simply cannot afford.
The truth is that today no organization can afford the risks that come with not performing background screening on volunteers. The monetary and reputational cost of a single crime or incident is more than enough to destroy or badly damage faith-based organizations.
Background screening is one of the only ways you can protect your organization from risky and unsavory people, so you must make sure you put a screening program in place that aligns with your organization’s unique needs while remaining within its modest means. Sterling Volunteers performs background checks for churches and other religious institutions that are cost efficient, accurate, and fast. We understand the complexity and sensitivity of your mission and your work and we’ve designed our screening services to be completely private and compliant with all state and federal privacy regulations.
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Screening volunteers was inefficient and time-consuming for The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark (RCAN). By choosing Sterling Volunteers, volunteer screening is completed at a faster rate – with much of the onus on the volunteers themselves – and RCAN is experiencing significant cost savings.