Background Checks and Halos

Cartoon of a woman talking to a man with a halo. She says, "It's very nice. I still have to run all volunteers through background checks."
Copyright ©2015 Kevin H. Spear

If you are running any nonprofit or children’s program, it is imperative you run background checks on everyone.

I have heard too many stories where children were abused because everyone assumed a volunteer was trustworthy. When it comes to a child’s safety, never assume!

Yes, I am in children’s ministry. And yes, my wife has been the director of those ministries. Like everyone else, she has run background checks on me.

I would be very concerned if a ministry or nonprofit didn’t run a check on me. It is a good safety step for the volunteers as well as for the children.

I drew this cartoon for Kidzmatter Magazine.

Author: Kevin Spear

I am a marketing professional with a design flair, based in Clayton, Ohio. I specialize in digital and content marketing that increases brand awareness for small businesses and nonprofits.