Our Top 12 Volunteer Engagement Tips for 2016

Volunteers are an important part of communities nationwide. Many non-profits depend on them to deliver services and make a difference. Here are our top 12 volunteer engagement tips for 2016: Ensure that your organization’s values and goals align with the experience your volunteers are looking for.Informal volunteer recognition is often more effective than formal methods.Volunteers should receive training specific to their 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

Volunteerism and Democracy

“Volunteer involvement is fundamental to a healthy and democratic society in Canada. It promotes civic engagement and active participation in shaping the society we want. It gives everyone a voice and the space to contribute to the quality of life in communities.”Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement Volunteer involvement has a powerful impact on Canadian society, Continue Reading