Volunteering reflects our values – what we care about, our vision for our community, our notion of justice, and our sense of responsibility for the planet and all those with whom we share it. Volunteering also generates value for organizations, neighbourhoods, businesses, society, and for those volunteering. How do we demonstrate the complex value of volunteering? Find out at our free webinar.
When placing a value on volunteering, it has become common place to use a wage replacement formula, multiplying the number of volunteer hours by an hourly wage (using minimum wage or industry pay rate scales) and to come up with a dollar value for the volunteer time. Others have tried to calculate the fair market value for the service provided (a tutoring session, a meal delivered, a strategic planning session facilitated). While talking about the thousands, millions, or billions of dollars worth of time or service given captures peoples’ attention, it still falls short of capturing the full story. This webinar will provide an overview of the models and tools available to measure impact, provide highlights from the Conference Board of Canada’s recent discussion paper, The Value of Volunteering, and introduce participants to the Value of Volunteering Wheel, launched during National Volunteer Week 2018.
The Value of Volunteering
Topic: The Value of Volunteering
Date: Thursday, October 18 at 1pm ET / 10am PT (webinar is one hour in length)
Skill Level: Introductory. This session will be of interest to managers of volunteers.
Cost: Free - Register Now.
Important Note: While registration is open to all, attendance is limited to the first 1,000 people to sign onto the live session. We suggest signing on five minutes early to have the best chance of getting on the live session. If for any reason you aren't able to connect to the live session, rest assured you'll get the full recording by email the following day.
What you'll learn
At this webinar we will:
- Explore different types of value generated from volunteering
- Describe challenges in calculating the value and impact of volunteering
- Identify models and tools available to help measure the impact of volunteering
NOTE: This webinar will be recorded - if you cannot make the live session, complete the registration form and a recording will be emailed to you the day after the live session. We are happy to provide a closed captioned recording upon advance request.
About the presenters
Paula Speevak, President & CEO, joined Volunteer Canada after serving as the Managing Director of Carleton University’s Centre for Voluntary Sector Research and Development. At Carleton, in the School of Public Policy and Administration, she taught a graduate course in Nonprofit Management, and at the University of Ottawa she taught undergraduate courses in Governance in the Voluntary Sector and Community Service-Learning. Prior to her focus on applied research, Paula enjoyed a 24-year career as a practitioner and senior manager in the non-profit and voluntary sector in both institutional and community-based settings, in Montréal, Ottawa and on pan-Canadian initiatives. She holds a Master of Management Degree from McGill University in the McGill-McConnell Program for National Voluntary Sector Leaders.
Pedro Antunes is Deputy Chief Economist at The Conference Board of Canada where he leads a team of economists responsible for the production of the Conference Board’s suite of economic forecast products, as well as other reports and economic indicators that relate to Canada and its regions. Mr. Antunes is a spokesperson for the Conference Board and has provided expert testimony before parliamentary committees. He makes numerous presentations on economic topics and dialogues with Canadian leaders, the public and media about issues important to Canada. In addition to the regular forecast publications that he oversees, Mr. Antunes also led research on the impact of demographic change on the financial sustainability of public health care, productivity and other issues affecting the long-term economic growth for Canada and its provinces. Pedro also worked on several international projects, helping decision-makers in Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan and Ukraine develop appropriate forecasting and policy analysis tools.
What's a webinar?
Think of a webinar as a way to attend a conference without leaving your workplace or home. Using your computer and telephone, you can hear a presentation (like a conference call) and also see the presenter's slides (watching over an internet connection). You won't be able to see the presenter, or others attending the program -- and they won't be able to see you. You will be able to ask questions - the webinar can be as interactive as you want to make it. The webinar will also be recorded and made available to you after the session, so there's no need for frantic note-taking!
We are here to help!
Have a question about CharityVillage and how we can help you with your recruitment? Your local Territory Manager would be happy to hear from you and would be pleased to answer any of your questions.
Toronto - Central
Amanda Dexter: 1-877-459-1352
Jane Barr: 1-866-888-2232
North & East Toronto, Eastern Ontario, National Capital Region, Quebec & Atlantic Canada
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North & West Toronto, Central / Southwestern / Northern Ontario & Nunavut
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Western Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon & NWT
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"It was an excellent webinar - one of the best I've attended. Thank you very much. I especially liked the Canadian content. I would love to have more webinars in conjunction with Volunteer Canada."
- Past CharityVillage Webinar Participant