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Old 12-08-2017, 03:41 PM   #1
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Habitat For Humanity Care-a-vanners programs

iRV2 members volunteer their time and energy in support of Habitat For Humanitys RV Care-A-Vanner program. They travel north America in their RVs to help build housing for families in need as make great friends along the way.

Anyone can become an RV Care-A-Vanner, no experience is needed and so as a way to help, iRV2 has set up this new forum area to help spread the word and to enable folks to share information about this wonderful program.

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We've had some threads on this in the past. I think it is a great way for RV'rs to help those less fortunate. I'm happy iRV2 is supporting this program.

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HFH is a good organization. I have talked to Mary Vanderveldt about setting up a page for RV'ers to discuss their experience and advise on particular HFH builds/locations with no success. Maybe this forum would be a good place to discuss pros/cons at particular builds such as large MH site friendly, dog friendly.
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HFH is a good organization. I have talked to Mary Vanderveldt about setting up a page for RV'ers to discuss their experience and advise on particular HFH builds/locations with no success. Maybe this forum would be a good place to discuss pros/cons at particular builds such as large MH site friendly, dog friendly.
Have her contact me if she wants to do that. We actually had a forum section dedicated to this for a year or more but it was underused and the folks at HFH never returned my contacts to them about it. We could set it up again IF they would actually use it.
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I know this is an older thread, but my wife and I were introduced to HFH through Xscapers 2 years ago. It was a great experience. Since then we have committed to try and do 2 volunteer opportunities each year.

My only negative, and most won't agree, is that they recently started doing background checks under the guise it's for the "safety" of us/everyone.

Now, I don't have anything negative that would be in a background check, but I am concerned that these organizations are getting information that they don't need and that could compromise my life (data breach). Also, I don't need someone's protection.

When organizations typically make rules for the "safety" or "welfare", to me, those are just code/buzz words for, "we don't want to get sued, so we are covering our 6."

This year alone, I have had 4 background checks, two of which I had to pay for. Enough with the data sharing already!

So because of this, we are looking for other volunteer opportunities that are not so bureaucratic. Soup line, helping elderly, etc.

Hope this doesn't discourage people from volunteering, but thought I would share.
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I have volunteered for many National Parks, State Parks and Private Campgrounds. They always require a background check. It is a position where by you would have contact with the general public and the employer needs to assure that you have a clean record. It is also easy to go online and run a check on anyone for a small fee. Many in the online dating world do as such. It is now very common. Your info is already on the Net and available to anyone who is willing to pay a small fee.
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Yea, but to swing a hammer??
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Background Checks

My understanding from the folks at the Habitat for Humanity RV Care-A-Vanner desk is that the background checks come back as a "yes" or "no". So I don't think the local affiliates nor the folks at Habitat International receive any of our personal data.

If you still have questions or concerns, please contact the RV Care-A-Vanner desk:
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I have volunteered for many National Parks, State Parks and Private Campgrounds. They always require a background check. It is a position where by you would have contact with the general public and the employer needs to assure that you have a clean record. It is also easy to go online and run a check on anyone for a small fee. Many in the online dating world do as such. It is now very common. Your info is already on the Net and available to anyone who is willing to pay a small fee.

Most of that is true. I don't have an issue with a single background check. But everytime I want to buy something or get a seasonal job, I get background checked. You can't change the past, so let's have one background check and be done with the snooping. Then have a list that says this guy already had a check and it was good. No need for another...maybe every 5 years or so to keep it updated. And I don't want to pay $$ for it....they want it, they can pay for it. not sure why every law has to turn into a capital making money scheme.



Also, the idea that we have come to accept that people/businesses/entities can have/share/sell my personal data is not right. I hope people will start standing up for themselves and just say no.
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I guess I can agree on most points.
And yes it is all about liability. If they
Hire you and you go postal on them they
can get sued. And seeing as it's to protect
them..they should certainly pay for it. You
Took the time diesel and food to get there
To "volunteer".. you shouldn't have to pay for that privilege. To cover their end.
I haven't been asked to pay yet.
But if I did it would be a bone of contention.
And probably a deal breaker for me. Its the principle not background chk.
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