Helping youth turn their passions into careers

Volunteering is good for the community, but it’s also good for volunteers. For youth especially, volunteering is a fun and rewarding way to develop their passions, learn and improve their skills, and get started on a career path. Volunteer opportunities can give youth ahead start in their professional lives by teaching them about different careers Continue Reading

A New Link for Volunteers and Non-profits in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotians are some of Canada’s most generous volunteers. On average, they contribute the greatest number of hours compared to volunteers from all other provinces and territories. Since 2007, Nova Scotians have consistently volunteered well above the national average. On November 2, the Kings Volunteer Resource Centre, the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Continue Reading

Health and safety for employer-supported volunteers

Many employed Canadians volunteer their time to make a positive change in communities across Canada. The number of companies that support their employees’ volunteer efforts grows each year, with more than half of employed volunteers receiving some sort of formal support from their employer.  Whether employees’ volunteer efforts are led by the employees themselves or by Continue Reading