8 Things Non-Profits Want You to Know About Volunteering During COVID-19

For all of its challenges, COVID-19 has brought out the best in Canadians. From coast to coast to coast, media is filled with inspiring stories of people who are compassionately supporting their circles of family, friends, and neighbours with check-in calls, grocery deliveries, virtual visits, and sewing face masks. Many have been volunteering through non-profit organizations Continue Reading

Keeping volunteers engaged while programs and services are suspended due to COVID-19

In the best of times, good volunteer management entails keeping volunteers engaged – with their tasks, with the clients they serve, with the mission of your organization. After all, this is probably what drew them to you in the first place, and certainly is what motivates them to stay with you. What to do when 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