It's been almost 2 years since the coronavirus changed just about everything in our lives. How we work, play, and learn have all been dramatically altered since March 2020. The pandemic has also upended state education budgets, leaving schools unsure on how to plan for coming needs. In this blog we will explain how to maximize your resources and still receive high quality volunteer background screening. Because while cost is certainly important, it shouldn’t be barrier to better screening.
Here’s how to get more out of your school’s budget:
Lean on your volunteers. We know that budgets are tighter than ever and finding funds to screen your volunteers might be a challenge you are facing. Schools can help their bottom line by asking volunteers to pay for their background check. We have done research on "Volunteer Self Pay" and have found that 95% of volunteers are willing to pay for their own background check. This can go a long way in saving your school money.
In the survey we conducted we asked volunteers from school districts across the country and found, after surveying over 200 individuals, that 89% of volunteers would not approve of a school that did not run a background screen on their volunteers and 61% of volunteers are willing to donate money towards ensuring all volunteers are getting a quality background check.
Screening volunteers is a critical part of safety; 92% of volunteers were background screened by their school prior to volunteering. By utilizing Secure Volunteer your school can use rest assured knowing they are running quality background checks and managing their limited budget well. Secure Volunteer helps schools screen better by streamlining the process, allowing volunteers the option of paying for their own screen, and providing the most reliable background check available.