International Volunteer Day 2015

International Volunteer Day takes place on December 5. It is a global celebration of volunteers. Volunteer Canada recognizes the 12.7 million volunteers in Canada who make our communities strong and connected. On International Volunteer Day 2015, Volunteer Canada is putting the spotlight on the 4.7 million Canadian volunteers who receive support from their employers. Employer-supported Continue Reading

The importance of screening volunteers

Organizations have moral, legal and ethical responsibilities to the people they reach. This includes members, clients, employees and volunteers. Screening is especially important for organizations that work with vulnerable people. Vulnerable people may include children, people with disabilities and senior adults. The benefits of screening are: People’s skills and experience are better matched to the Continue Reading

International Volunteer Managers Day 2015

International Volunteer Managers Day is a day to recognize the hardwork of those who engage volunteers. Volunteer managers play multi-faceted roles that include selecting, supervising and connecting volunteers with causes in their communities. Volunteer managers build bridges between organizations and communities. They are key facilitators who help citizens get involved. Thanks to volunteer managers, volunteer Continue Reading