Pandemic or no pandemic, managing volunteer risks is vital to a nonprofit’s safe operation. We have a toolbox for you.
First tool — our free white paper:
“Fundamentals of a Volunteer Risk Management System”
The need for services nonprofits and their volunteers provide is always great, and COVID-19 has made the delivery of those services more complicated. It has presented challenges for food banks, volunteer transportation, home maintenance and visitation for older persons, and many other operations where social distancing has become the norm. But even without a pandemic to deal with, volunteer engagement comes with risks — risks of injury to the volunteer, injury to others, damage to property, vehicle accidents…How can you ensure that you manage and keep your volunteers (and those they serve) safe, both now and later? The good news: most risks can be managed, in a practical and appropriate way. But if you don’t have a formal risk management system in place now, where to start?
Get started with a FREE white paper, “Fundamentals of a Volunteer Risk Management System,” from VIS. We are a membership organization providing insurance and practical resources to help volunteer-based organizations manage their risks and improve their operations, since 1972. Our 12-page “Fundamentals” document will help you gain insight on:
- Identifying and evaluating common risk scenarios. What “liability” really means.
- Implementing measures to mitigate, reduce and eliminate risks
- Volunteer orientation, training, supervision and accountability
- What to do when something bad happens, despite your best efforts
You can also have 24/7 access to over 70 additional risk management resources by opening the VIS Vault, as a VIS member, for only $25 a year. The Vault has information on volunteer injury prevention and vehicle safety; a “Fundamentals” document especially for transportation programs in which volunteers use their own vehicles; guidance on “need to have” and “nice to have” insurance; tips on preventing employee and volunteer dishonesty; suggestions for resolving human-resources problems involving volunteers; and much more.
VIS is an official sponsor of the 2020 National Virtual Village Gathering by Village to Village Network on October 6, 13, & 20. Hope to “see” you there!
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