The costs associated with volunteer screening can be a burden for many organizations. VSP Funding is here to help.
With the Government of Alberta’s support, the Volunteer Screening Program (VSP) provides funding to eligible nonprofit organizations to support Vulnerable Sector Checks as well as organizational development in the area of volunteer screening.
Looking for screening resources and templates? Check out our Education & Training page.
Volunteer Screening Development Grant
The Volunteer Screening Development Grant is designed to support the development of effective screening practices and processes. The grant provides up to $3,000 to support nonprofit organizations facing resource and capacity challenges in the area of volunteer screening. Eligible organizations must work with vulnerable populations and engage volunteers in approved positions of trust or authority.
Approved applicants for the Grant must participate in foundational learning by attending the webinar, Screening Volunteers In. Not Out. Approved applicants will receive an access code to participate in this webinar for free and can attend the webinar after submitting the application.
And new for 2020, approved applicants will have an opportunity to connect with and learn from their peers in a community of practice pilot!
Volunteer Screening Development Grant applications for 2020 are closed. Deadline: July 31, 2020.
Vulnerable Sector Check Fee Waiver
This fee waiver helps to alleviate costs associated with Vulnerable Sector Checks and is available to organizations operating in current participating communities where a service fee is required. Eligible organizations must work with vulnerable populations and engage volunteers in approved positions of trust or authority.
A Volunteer Screening Program Number (VSPN) is issued to eligible organizations and provides access to a fee waiver for approved volunteer positions requiring Vulnerable Sector Checks in current participating communities: Airdrie, Camrose, Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lacombe, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, St. Albert, and Vegreville.
Have a question? Check the VSC Fee Waiver FAQs (last updated September 2020).
Before filling out your application, please take a look at the Vulnerable Sector Check Fee Waiver eligibility criteria.