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

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