ARTICLE: Your Volunteers Want to Give Back – Let Them

Many organizations think volunteer screening is too expensive.

It’s true – background checks can be a major line item for an organization that already has to stretch inadequate funding across many programs. But volunteer screening is necessary. If you are reading this, you likely know that.

Here’s an idea that you’ve likely considered but have decided against for one reason or another: have your volunteers pay for their own background checks. You might think that asking these individuals to actually pay to work for you for free will send them running. But you’d be surprised how many volunteers will elect to pay for all of part of their background checks when given the option.

Read Your Volunteers Want to Give Back to see how many volunteers actually contribute to the costs of their checks – and how to broach the subject with them.