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VIS Preparing To Insure Volunteers of New Community Care Corps Programs

VIS is preparing to insure the volunteers of an innovative program aimed at helping family caregivers, older adults, and persons with disabilities, nationwide.  The Community Care Corps has awarded $2.44 million in grants to 23 programs that were selected from the 183 applicants. Volunteers of the grant recipients will provide a variety of non-medical services, […]

Common Questions on Volunteer Liability and Insurance, Answered – Part 3

In this post, we answer one of the most common Google questions regarding volunteer engagement. What is volunteer insurance? There are three types of insurance designed specifically for volunteers: Accident medical – This coverage pays the medical expenses incurred when a volunteer is injured, up to the policy limit; e.g., $50,000. Coverage is available either […]

Great Resources For Volunteer Managers In the New Ellis Archive

Throughout her career, Susan J. Ellis was a passionate supporter of volunteerism, and a very influential pioneer in the field. Today, the Foundation named in her honor continues her work by fostering professionalism in the volunteer management field. To carry on this valuable support for volunteer managers, The Susan J. Ellis Foundation recently announced the […]

Common Questions on Volunteer Liability and Insurance, Answered – Part 2

In this post, we answer some of the most common Google questions regarding volunteer engagement. Do you need employer’s liability insurance for volunteers? “Employer’s liability” refers to the section of a workers compensation policy that covers defense costs, settlements or judgments in the event that an injured employee decides to sue the employer for negligence, […]

Distancing, Not Disconnecting – Maintaining Effective Volunteer Engagement

Even though some of your regular volunteer activities might have been suspended or modified because of the current need for social distancing, now can be a good time for other volunteer-engagement opportunities that will be productive both now and when we return to more “normal” times. A recent survey by VolunteerMatch confirmed that volunteers still […]