Screening your Volunteers

May 14, 2025
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

What screening steps do you use to choose volunteers? Are they connected to risk? Are all of them necessary? Explore what makes your screening work and how to make it better in this interactive webinar. We'll explore how risk management and screening go hand-in-hand, while also being mindful of the barriers that screening steps can create. Join us to discuss how to enhance interviews, rethink reference and police checks and more!


Learning Objectives:

  • A detailed review of each screening step and why it's important
  • Useful risk assessment guidelines to screen the right volunteers into your organization
  • Tips for improving your applications, interviews and reference questions

Who should attend?

This workshop is recommended for volunteer managers, leadership volunteers, and other staff involved with volunteer engagement within their organization or group.


As Manager of Learning, Sammy Feilchenfeld, CVA designs and oversees Volunteer Toronto's responsive and accessible learning experiences for non-profit engagement professionals, grassroots leaders and volunteer seekers. With a strong focus on diverse educational interventions that support the changing needs in volunteerism, Sammy also develops training for aspiring and established non-profit Board Members. Sammy has been a volunteer for more than 20 years, a volunteer manager for more than 15 years, and an adult educator for more than 10 years. He uses all of these experiences to help his training sessions come to life.

Technical Requirements to Participate Virtually:

To participate, you will need a computer/mobile device with internet connection, speakers and microphone. A webcam is preferred but optional.


Volunteer Manitoba strives to host inclusive, accessible workshops that enable all individuals to engage fully. If you require any accommodations to participate in our training, please indicate so on the registration form.






Sammy Feilchenfeld

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