Not-for-profits that direct and benefit from volunteers can be held accountable if those individuals are harmed or harm others on the job. Your organization needs to take steps to limit this risk, including screening volunteer candidates. Positions that carry greater risks, such as work involving children and other vulnerable populations, or access to cash donations, might warrant criminal history and credit report checks. Provide volunteers with an orientation and continue to supervise them on the job. Finally, make sure your liability insurance is adequate.