“Back to School” Reading for Corporate Community Engagement

Labour Day has come and gone.  Remember the days when that used to mean it was time to hit the books?  For a lot of corporate community engagement professionals, the Fall now represents intense campaigns to encourage your employees to serve and give.  Just because you aren’t sitting in a classroom this Fall doesn’t mean Continue Reading

Newcomer, New Community, New Volunteer!

Volunteering is a great way for newcomers to get to know their community, while learning about Canadian culture, practicing or learning skills and meeting new people. Just like engaging volunteers from other cultures, there are factors unique to engaging recent immigrants. For example, they might be unfamiliar with Canadian social norms or face language barriers. Continue Reading

How Neuroscience Can Improve Your Volunteer Training

Learning in a Volunteer Context The learning that takes place in our organizations, especially with volunteer training and orientation, has a direct impact on volunteer engagement, risk management and the quality of our services. Their effectiveness is critical. Non-profit organizations engage with a diverse range of learners. Factors such as culture, learning experience, language, socio-economic Continue Reading