GR volunteer management software firm partners with background check provider

BYRON CENTER–Volgistics Inc., a provider of volunteer management software for nonprofits based in this Grand Rapids suburb, has announced a partnership with Verified First LLC, a Meridian, Idaho-based developer of pre-employment screening, background checks, and drug testing for businesses.

Under the partnership, Volgistics customers can now use Verified First to perform background screening on volunteers without leaving the Volgistics platform.

“We’re really excited about this integration because it makes it easy for organizations to get fast and accurate verification to approve their volunteers to serve,” said Volgistics vice president Stephen VandenToom.

Background screening provides assurance the organization took due diligence on the volunteers who represent them.

Said Devon Dickinson, CEO of Verified First: “We’ve seen that screening volunteers on an annual basis has become a best practice to minimize risk, and Volgistics is the perfect volunteer management platform to do just that.”

Verified First offers different levels of background screening to match an organization’s needs. An organization that tutors children may order a complete criminal background check, nationwide sex offender search, education verification, and more; an organization that delivers meals may order a motor vehicle records report and a drug screen. Organizations pay for just the volunteers who receive screenings.

Verified First provides simple installation into the customer’s Volgistics account with no setup or monthly fees. Verified First can provide background screenings to Volgistics customers located in the United States and Canada.

Founded in 2004, Volgistics provides cloud-based volunteer management software to more than 5,000 organizations throughout the world, including health care providers, museums, zoos, aquariums, animal shelters, parks and recreation departments, libraries, and educational institutions.

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