Should Volunteer Screening be Different During a Public Health Crisis?

If 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. 

In response 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.

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