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

International Volunteer Day 2015

International Volunteer Day takes place on December 5. It is a global celebration of volunteers. Volunteer Canada recognizes the 12.7 million volunteers in Canada who make our communities strong and connected. On International Volunteer Day 2015, Volunteer Canada is putting the spotlight on the 4.7 million Canadian volunteers who receive support from their employers. Employer-supported 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