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Top Trends in Volunteering and Volunteer Screening


What motivates someone to volunteer for your nonprofit? How many hours a month do volunteers give to their favorite organizations? And how can we ensure volunteers and the populations they serve are safe? These are all questions you may ask when evaluating your volunteer programs. The trends around volunteerism in the United States change all the time, as do the trends around screening, vetting, and rescreening volunteers. In a primary research study conducted by Verified Volunteers, more than 350 nonprofit organizations throughout the country were surveyed to see where they stand when it comes to their volunteer screening programs. The resulting report, Verified Volunteers Volunteer Screening Trends & Best Practices Report 2016, reveals several key trends and answers to your most pressing questions.