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

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