Social Distancing in the Social Sector: The Volunteering Lens of Covid 19

Volunteer engagement, within the context of a public health crisis, raises many questions as organizations assess the evolving risks and needs in our communities. Ramping-up, closing-down, or modifying services?  Some organizations have increased their services to respond to the enhanced vulnerabilities that come with social distancing and self-isolation.  Others are attending to the anxieties and Continue Reading

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

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