Creating meaningful volunteer engagement

The volunteer experience individuals look for evolves as they move through the different stages of life. In Bridging the Gap, Volunteer Canada found differences between four cohorts: youth, families, employer-supported volunteers and baby boomers. These groups may have varying priorities and circumstances related to different demands, such as school, work and family.  Volunteering is a two-way relationship, so it is important for a volunteer’s goals to be addressed while they are helping meet the organization’s needs.   Let’s explore the key characteristics of each cohort and how to create meaningful volunteer engagement that gives everyone a positive experience.  Youth (15-24 years old) Characteristics:Career-focused, […]

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