Volunteer Canada Salutes Leaders of Volunteer Engagement

Volunteer management professionals are some of the most resilient, innovative, resourceful, and compassionate people I know. This has never been truer than over the past 8 months.  Playing many roles in organizations of all sizes and mandates, those who lead volunteer engagement serve as coaches and mentors, teachers and facilitators, convenors and collaborators, researchers and reporters, to name a few. With a focus on serving communities and achieving their missions, volunteer managers also attend to the needs and aspirations of volunteers of all ages and life circumstances.   Today, as we celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMD), we also recognize the […]

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#ChangeTheTune about the role of volunteer managers

Today is International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMD), a day to recognize the hard working people who make sure volunteer programs run smoothly and volunteers are fulfilled and engaged. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of IVMD, this year’s theme of Change the Tune! encourages people to think differently about volunteer leadership. Here are 10 songs that remind us of the many roles that volunteer managers play. 1 – Career counsellor Volunteer managers help volunteers develop skills and competencies as part of their career development paths. Natasha Bedingfield – Unwritten Live your life with arms wide openToday is where your book beginsThe […]

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International Volunteer Managers Day 2018

International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMD) is a day to recognize and celebrate the changemakers behind the 12.7 million Canadian volunteers. Today we pay tribute to those who dedicate themselves to engaging people in the myriad of organizations, causes, and issues with the common goal of making our communities more resilient, our cities more vibrant, our societies more just, and our planet more sustainable.  They are known by different names and work in not-for-profits, public agencies, schools, and workplaces – Thank you to all those serving as Managers of Volunteer Resources, Community Engagement specialists, Human Resources Officers, and Directors of Corporate Community […]

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