Together Project: Learning From the Shift to Virtual Volunteering

Together Project, a charitable initiative of MakeWay, connects refugee newcomers and Canadians to build stronger, more integrated communities. Based in the Greater Toronto Area, our flagship Welcome Group program matches groups of five or more volunteers with newly arrived refugees for six months of social and integration support. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and the Continue Reading

Motivation et mobilisation des bénévoles en temps de COVID-19 (French only)

This blog is only available in French. Maintenir la motivation et la mobilisation des bénévoles est quelque chose d’essentiel, mais pas toujours facile à réaliser. Les gestionnaires de bénévoles doivent conjuguer avec une multitude de variables rendant cette tâche un défi, notons par exemple la disponibilité des bénévoles, la hausse ou la diminution des demandes Continue Reading

Volunteer Engagement during COVID-19: The Wellness Centre’s Story in Hard-hit Quebec City

First, it needs to be acknowledged that the global pandemic has been challenging for all of us, both personally and professionally. These unprecedented times have required every organization to innovate on a dime, including non-profits that have had to find creative ways to engage and mobilize volunteers. Four months in, we are realizing that coming Continue Reading