How to engage people doing mandatory community service

Eight per cent of Canada’s volunteers give back because they’re required to (Statistics Canada). Mandatory community service come in many forms, including students needing to complete a certain number of hours to graduate, people required to volunteer to receive or top up their social assistance and people ordered by the court to volunteer as an Continue Reading

Newcomer, New Community, New Volunteer!

Volunteering is a great way for newcomers to get to know their community, while learning about Canadian culture, practicing or learning skills and meeting new people. Just like engaging volunteers from other cultures, there are factors unique to engaging recent immigrants. For example, they might be unfamiliar with Canadian social norms or face language barriers. Continue Reading

FAQ: Canadian Volunteer Screening and Education Centre

Volunteer Canada & Deloitte Canada Volunteer Canada has been a leader in volunteer screening since 1995, working with key stakeholders to develop tools and resources and provide training across the country.  Volunteer Canada and Deloitte Canada are now working together to explore the legal, practical, and philosophical implications for creating a centralized, integrated, online screening Continue Reading