Adopting the CVCI at Queen’s University: Part 1

Recently, Volunteer Ottawa spoke with the Queen’s University Alumni Relations & Annual Giving department about their alumni and student volunteer program, which works with close to 2,000 alumni and student volunteers each year, in a wide variety of roles. “Volunteer assignments range from day-of-event roles, to long-term positions on boards or committees, to program-based roles Continue Reading

Wired for Innovation – Ilona Dougherty on unleashing the potential of today’s youth

On Wednesday, June 15th, Canada’s Public Policy Forum hosted a Lunch & Learn Event in Ottawa with Ilona Dougherty on Youth and Innovation. Ilona is a regular commentator in the Canadian media and speaks to audiences internationally about tapping into the innovation potential of Millennials and Gen Z. Ilona was also the Chair of Volunteer Continue Reading

7 steps of adopting the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement

The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement (CCVI) is a framework for involving volunteers in all levels of an organization, including leadership, direct services and virtual roles. It consists of 14 organizational standards for volunteer involvement. Here’s how your organization can adopt the CCVI and strengthen both its volunteer engagement strategy and its capacity to meet Continue Reading