Are single day, employer supported volunteering opportunities beneficial to community partners?

Employer-Supported Volunteering (ESV) is any activity undertaken by an employer to encourage and support the volunteering of their employees in the community. There are a multitude of options and strategies for employers to engage their employees.  Employers may enact company-wide days of service, flex time, rewards programs or even microvolunteering.  It is in the employer’s best interest to offer Continue Reading

The Values and the Value of Volunteering…. we have a lot to celebrate

Volunteering reflects our values – what we care about, our vision for our community, our notion of justice, and our sense of responsibility for the planet and all those with whom we share it.  Volunteering also generates value for organizations, neighbourhoods, businesses, society, and for those volunteering.  It is the interplay between what we value and Continue Reading

Happy National Volunteer Week from Volunteer Canada CEO and President Paula Speevak

National Volunteer Week shines a light on the 12.7 million Canadians who volunteer their time. We are Celebrating the Value of Volunteering in building confidence, competence, connections and community.  On behalf of Volunteer Canada, Investors Group, and the 220 volunteer centres, thanks to Canadians who volunteer in every region and around the globe!  Thank you!