Let’s all cheer for Canada’s volunteers during National Volunteer Week 2020

National Volunteer Week is here, and it’s a coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of the commitment, dedication, generosity and selflessness of Canada’s almost 13 million volunteers. Canada’s volunteers work tirelessly to achieve progress in their communities, cities and country. They give time to support causes and programs they believe in and ask for nothing in return.  The theme Continue Reading

Social Distancing in the Social Sector: The Volunteering Lens of Covid 19

Volunteer engagement, within the context of a public health crisis, raises many questions as organizations assess the evolving risks and needs in our communities. Ramping-up, closing-down, or modifying services?  Some organizations have increased their services to respond to the enhanced vulnerabilities that come with social distancing and self-isolation.  Others are attending to the anxieties and Continue Reading

International Volunteer Day 2019: Proudly Launching our National Volunteer Week 2020 Theme

Volunteers are leading social change around the world. We are proud to join our colleagues today as we celebrate International Volunteer Day (IVD) and bring attention to the tremendous impact of volunteer efforts everywhere. This day was created by United National Volunteers in 1985 to herald the work of all volunteers: locally, nationally and internationally. Continue Reading