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Preventing Volunteer Acts of Dishonesty

Editor’s note: Randy Boss is a Certified Risk Architect, and  cofounder of, an OSHA compliance and injury management platform. We appreciate his contribution of this article for VIS members. Many organizations rely on a trusted group of employees and never think they need more robust controls to protect the organization’s financial assets. Unfortunately, employee […]

Key Findings of the 2021 Volunteer Management Progress Report

VolunteerPro’s annual report on the state of volunteerism and its management practices explores meaningful, timely topics that may point to where volunteerism and volunteer management are heading. Respondents to the survey were in 22 countries. Most were from nonprofit organizations, but responses also came from government agencies, educational entities, small businesses, and churches. One of […]

Should You Screen Remote Volunteers During COVID-19?

Under normal circumstances, remote-working volunteers rapidly pitch in to help with natural disasters or critical services. With the uncertainty and health risks surrounding COVID-19, deploying essential volunteers is made even more challenging than usual. Yet, there are good reasons to take the time necessary to screen remote volunteers for COVID-19, and require a negative test […]

Preventing Frostbite This Winter

Winter’s chill can take a toll on our volunteers, especially those who must venture outdoors to deliver critical services. To protect them against frostbite, here are some valuable tips provided by CIMA, (, the business administrator for the VIS Volunteers Insurance program. What is Frostbite? Frostbite is a cold-weather injury that results from freezing of […]