Verified Volunteers and Chicago Cares Transform Volunteer Screening in Chicago
Posted Thursday, September 24th, 2015 by Verified Volunteers Staff
Several months ago we launched our partnership with Chicago Cares, the Chicago region’s premier resource center for volunteerism. Together, we are making vetting volunteers faster, easier and less costly for nonprofit organizations and their volunteers in Chicago.
“Chicago Cares is focused on creating connections between people, communities and causes to drive positive change,” says Jenné Myers, CEO of Chicago Cares. “Verified Volunteers’ background screening technology makes it faster and less costly for volunteers and nonprofits to have a long-term impact on communities. It eases the process of managing and screening volunteers, and allows the nonprofit community to focus on critical, transformative work.”
Verified Volunteers now supports thousands of volunteer screening programs and their volunteers nationwide – and we are growing each day. We are happy to be partnered closely with many HandsOn Network volunteer organizations and are extremely excited to have Chicago Cares on that list. Here’s a little more information about Chicago Cares.
About Chicago Cares
Chicago Cares creates volunteer experiences that connect people and communities to meet critical needs and build a stronger Chicago.
Founded by Leslie Bluhm and Mary Prchal in 1991, Chicago Cares is the city’s leading nonprofit service organization that has mobilized 500,000 volunteers to meet Chicago’s most challenging needs.
Chicago Cares is the only nonprofit that comprehensively addresses diverse issue areas through volunteerism and has revolutionized the way people take ownership of the city and the way problems are solved. In just over two decades, Chicago Cares has grown, evolved and shifted with the needs of Chicago’s communities, nonprofits and volunteers. In the process, they have created tens of thousands of programs that foster civic engagement by educating and empowering volunteers to be agents of change.
Chicago Cares’ Focus
Chicago Cares believes that the path to a stronger community begins with a single person. Through volunteer service, Chicago Cares is a catalyst for positive change.
Volunteers deepen their understanding of the needs of Chicago through transformational service experiences and play an active role in addressing critical issues. Communities generate collaborative solutions to the challenges they face.
Chicago thrives when this spirit of service is fully realized; giving rise to active and empowered citizens, who know that through every small change, comes big impact.
Congratulations to Chicago Cares on the great work they are doing. We look forward to our continued partnership.