We are Proud to be the Recommended Volunteer Screening Provider for the Village to Village Network
Posted Thursday, September 10th, 2015 by Verified Volunteers Staff
The Village to Village Network helps support community approaches to aging all across the United States and beyond. Villages do some really terrific work, coordinating affordable access to aging adults for services such as transportation, inspiring health and wellness programs, home repairs, and social and educational activities and trips. They also provide access to other day-to-day needs enabling individuals to remain connected to their community throughout the aging process. The Villages are run by a combination of volunteers and paid staff – and Verified Volunteers has now been named the recommended volunteer screening provider for the hundreds of Villages currently operating and/or in development.
About the Village to Village Network
The Village to Village Network (VtV) was created in 2010 by Villages for Villages. The VtV Network helps communities establish and manage their own “Villages.” The Network is sponsored through a joint partnership between Capital Impact Partners and Beacon Hill Village and was developed in response to requests from Villages nationwide.
To learn more, check out the Village to Village Network website.
Improving Volunteer Screening
Volunteer screening is often a major point of frustration for many nonprofits. This was certainly true for Village to Village Network Villages. This new collaboration between Verified Volunteers and the Village to Village Network will aid in overcoming many volunteer management challenges, volunteer screening among them. At the same time, it will equip volunteers to serve more often and with various volunteer programs in their area.
With this new collaboration, Village to Village Network Villages have access to an array of features, including:
- Automatic updates of all active background checks every 30 days for the first year at no additional cost to the organization or volunteer
- Compliance with Fair Credit Reporting Act and state laws
- Fast-Pass: Volunteer ability to securely share background checks free of charge with multiple volunteer organizations on the platform
- The ability for volunteer managers to receive real-time alerts on any changes in the background screening status of their volunteers
- The ability for volunteer managers to track, communicate with and manage volunteers
What’s more, the Verified Volunteers platform is simple. With four simple steps, a volunteer can obtain a background check within hours or days, and then share their results with multiple nonprofit organizations. Since many volunteers donate their time to more than one nonprofit, the Verified Volunteers Fast-Pass reduces the obstacle of repeat screening.
Verified Volunteers supports thousands of volunteer programs and their volunteers nationwide. The first-of-its-kind screening platform continues to see rapid adoption throughout the U.S with more than 100 new volunteer managers choosing Verified Volunteers each month. For more information, send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. And be sure to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.