Getting to Know Volunteer Canada’s New Board Chair

Jane Hennig has extensive expertise in volunteer management and board governance. She is the Executive Director of the Volunteer Action Centre Waterloo Region and a long time volunteer whose personal and professional commitment to community engagement and community building is inspiring. Recently elected as Volunteer Canada’s incoming Board Chair, we had the pleasure of sitting 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