Happy Thanksgiving Wishes

Happy Thanksgiving Wishes

Posted Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 by Katie Zwetzig, Executive Director

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! We’ve had a tremendous year building relationships and servicing thousands of organizations doing amazing volunteer work in communities across the United States and beyond. It’s humbling to be a part of the work you are doing and see the impact you are making. We are always listening and welcome any...

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Volunteer Background Checks in Disaster Situations

4 Reasons Why You Should Screen Volunteers in Disaster Situations

Posted Thursday, November 14th, 2019 by Doss Church, Founder, Galaxy Digital

Guest post by Doss Church, Founder, Galaxy Digital Volunteers are often the first on the scene immediately following a disaster. In some cases, spontaneous volunteers in surrounding communities are the first to reach out to those in need, even before professional help arrives. Therefore, it’s essential that spontaneous volunteers are organized and prepared before disaster...

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Volunteering in the Digital Age

Volunteering in the Digital Age: The Volunteer Perspective

Posted Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

As the world becomes more connected than ever, we’re asking volunteers how they’re transitioning and how we can help. Volunteers come from every generation, career field and background, and that means each one has a different level of experience with modern technology — including the digital tools we use to support our volunteer programs. The...

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Unity and Community: Strengthen Your Volunteer Corps

Posted Monday, October 28th, 2019 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Have you ever wondered why some volunteers leave while others stay? There are lots of factors that impact a volunteer’s decision. Here we’ll look at some strategies to strengthen your volunteer corps and improve retention. In a recent webinar, which is now available on-demand, nonprofit expert Beth Steinhorn, President of VQ Volunteer Strategies, shared her...

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The Big ‘Screen’

Posted Friday, October 4th, 2019 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

What do volunteers really think about background checks?

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Introducing Sterling Volunteers App for Salesforce

Posted Thursday, August 29th, 2019 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Announcing the New Sterling Volunteers App for Salesforce We are excited to launch the new Sterling Volunteers App for Salesforce to help make nonprofits safer and more efficient. Available now on the Salesforce AppExchange, the App combines secure, high-quality background checks with the powerful capabilities of Salesforce. Organizations with the integration can quickly and easily...

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Exciting news! Verified Volunteers is now Sterling Volunteers

Posted Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Today is an exciting step forward for the Verified Volunteers family as we rebrand to Sterling Volunteers.  We have always been the dedicated service sector unit of Sterling – the leading provider of background and identity services – and are proud to announce our new name, shared bold mission and focus on greater impact for...

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Why Volunteers Give Their Time: A Deep Dive

Posted Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

We Asked Thousands of Volunteers Why They do What They do More than 77 million American adults volunteered through an organization last year. That’s a record – and it’s also about 30% of all people over the age of 18 in the entire country. Combined, they volunteered for almost 7 billion hours, or about 800,000...

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Engaging Volunteers Across Generations

Posted Thursday, April 18th, 2019 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

No volunteer is like another, and the more you can tailor your programs to the unique needs of your volunteers, generational or otherwise, the better you can carry out your mission. In a recent webinar, which can now be viewed on-demand, nonprofit expert, Beth Steinhorn President of VQ Volunteer Strategies, shared how being generationally savvy...

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Training for Success

Posted Thursday, April 11th, 2019 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

You’ve successfully recruited all of the volunteers and staff you need to support your cause. They’re eager, they’re ready to go, and now it’s time to begin training, but is your organization doing everything it can to ensure your training program is effective? In a recent webinar, which can now be viewed on-demand, nonprofit expert...

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