For the Record: Volunteer Canada’s Views on the Canada Student Service Grant Program

Volunteer Canada recognizes the support that has been provided to Canadians and the good intentions to support students, who are experiencing financial distress, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. After the Government of Canada’s announcement of the Canada Student Service Grant program, we convened our regular calls with stakeholders in the non-profit and charitable Continue Reading

Its time to applaud this country’s volunteer centres!

Cheers to volunteers…and to volunteer centres that support volunteering Its time to applaud volunteer centres that work year-round to connect volunteers to community needs in more than 200 Canadian communities. Extra loud cheers to volunteer centres that have stepped up to lead special volunteer responses to the covid 19 pandemic . Volunteer centres build the Continue Reading

Keeping volunteers engaged while programs and services are suspended due to COVID-19

In the best of times, good volunteer management entails keeping volunteers engaged – with their tasks, with the clients they serve, with the mission of your organization. After all, this is probably what drew them to you in the first place, and certainly is what motivates them to stay with you. What to do when Continue Reading