Should Volunteer Screening be Different During a Public Health Crisis?
at all, the COVID-19 pandemic only heightened the need for volunteer support. Your
effort as Social Purpose Organizations to keep the most essential programs and
services delivered without disruption was and continues to be an exemplary
effort. In doing so, as social purpose organizations, we were put in a position
to rethink our volunteer engagement strategies. One common inquiry from Volunteer
MBC was whether there should be a significant change to the volunteer screening
practice because of the pandemic and the physically distanced environment.
to that inquiry, Shaminda Perera, the Manager of Learning and Resource Development of Volunteer MBC presents three questions to guide the decision-making process when thinking of volunteer screening during a public health crisis.