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Verified Volunteers 2018 Study Reveals Significant Gaps in Unpaid Worker Screening Programs

(New York, NY, February 14, 2018) – While each nonprofit organization has different core objectives, most have similar reasons for screening their unpaid workers, according to the third annual Verified Volunteers’ Volunteer Screening Trends and Best Practices Report: 2018.

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Verified Volunteers, a Sterling Talent Solutions Company, Helps Make an Impact in Disaster Recovery Efforts

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Verified Volunteers, a Sterling Talent Solution's company, is partnering with National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) to streamline the screening of spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers (SUVs) and expedite their help in disaster relief efforts. As thousands of volunteers come forward in the wake of devastating Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria to offer their assistance, massive coordination is required to ensure this generous outpouring of support is effectively and rapidly mobilized.

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The Secure School Perimeter

When the national center for education Statistics surveyed schools about security, they found 75 percent of respondents increased their security since the Sandy Hook incident. The incident took place in 2012, when an active shooter invaded an elementary school in Sandy Hook, Conn.., killing 20 students and six adults.

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Don't Be at Risk

As budgets tighten and other organizational pressures mount, schools are relying more than ever on volunteers. Unfortunately, inconsistent vetting of volunteers can expose your school to unintended risk. While laws and policies regarding background checks for volunteers are different for every state and school district, screening is fast becoming a prerequisite to volunteering at schools.

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