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

What I learned at my first volunteer management conference

I recently attended the Volunteer Center Leadership Forum and the Synergize Conference in Ottawa.  Though I can safely say my brain has been turned to putty after so much information and meeting so many amazing volunteer engagement professionals, these four days were incredibly valuable for me, and I’m sure for everyone in attendance too. I Continue Reading