Screening is an ongoing ten-step process designed to identify any person – whether paid or unpaid, volunteer or staff – who might harm children, youth or other vulnerable persons. Screening helps people know that you care about the people you serve in your community. Screening is performed by an organization to ensure that the right match is made between the work to be done and the person to do it. The screening process is clearly communicated and consistently delivered. Screening begins before someone starts volunteering and continues throughout their involvement with the organization. The proper management and screening of volunteer resources plays an important part in an organization’s ability to carry out its mission.
- Will have gained an understanding of what screening is and key terms associated with screening
- Have gained knowledge in how to assess your organization’s readiness/awareness for developing a screening strategy
- Be able to identify the 10 steps to screening and the tools that can be applied in each step
- Will have gained an understanding of how “screening in” volunteers is part of the “bigger picture”