Volunteer Engagement

How skills-based volunteering can advance your career

Written By: Leigha McCarroll and Paula Speevak
June 29, 2016

Could volunteer experience help you get your first nonprofit job or a promotion?

How to recruit and engage introverted volunteers

Written By: Lesley Taylor
June 15, 2016

Are you doing the right things to recruit and engage introverted volunteers?

Criminal record checks: A valuable screening tool or a barrier to volunteering?

Written By: Susan Fish
May 18, 2016

Background checks are an important part of volunteer screening - but are nonprofit organizations relying on them too heavily?

Good for the sector, good for the students: Mandatory volunteering for high school graduation

Written By: Susan Fish
April 20, 2016

Many provinces across Canada require high school students to complete a set number of volunteer hours in order to graduate. Is this a good idea, for students and for the nonprofit sector?

Coding for good: The rise of charity hackathons

Written By: Susan Fish
April 13, 2016

Hackers might have a dubious reputation but increasingly, hackers are using their skills for public benefit.

Why online petitions are crucial to your volunteer recruitment and retention

Written By: Aaron Viles
April 13, 2016

Could online petitions be a key tool in helping keep your volunteers engaged with your organization?

First impressions matter: The importance of front-line staff

Written By: Susan Fish
March 30, 2016

Are your front-line staff giving your donors, volunteers and clients the right impression about your organization?

Get your staff excited about volunteer involvement

Written By: Sammy Feilchenfeld
January 20, 2016

A challenge and an opportunity: How the Canadian nonprofit sector is welcoming Syrian refugees

Written By: Susan Fish
December 30, 2015

Canada is currently experiencing the largest refugee resettlement plan since 1980. How is the nonprofit sector accommodating this sudden and pressing need?

Not your mother's sector: How young changemakers are shaking up the nonprofit world

Written By: Susan Fish
September 30, 2015

We talk to the young people who are shaking up the traditional nonprofit sector.

Recorded webinar: Getting the best from your volunteers through the SAVE approach

Written By: CharityVillage
September 24, 2015

In this recorded webinar presented by Lori Gotlieb, learn how to best support your volunteers and avoid difficult situations.

Four ways to create a more rewarding volunteer experience

Written By: Aaron Viles
September 23, 2015

Keep your volunteers happy and motivated with these tips.

Getting the best from your volunteers through the SAVE approach

Written By: Lori Gotlieb
September 16, 2015

Learn how to get the best from your volunteers with this comprehensive approach to volunteer management.

Give before you get: Volunteering and the case of the unemployed Millennials

Written By: Chris Martin
August 19, 2015

For young job seekers, volunteering just might be the key to finding a work you love.

You can lead a volunteer to giving, but can you make them give?

Written By: Sam Ramos
August 12, 2015

Leading by example can be your most effective approach to volunteer management.

Volunteering: An important component of your job search

Written By: Marie Logan
July 22, 2015

Feeling frustrated with your job search? Volunteering might help turn things around!

It's not just fun and Games: The volunteer legacy of large-scale sporting events

Written By: Susan Fish
July 8, 2015

When big sporting events come to town, what volunteer legacy do they create?

Giving, Volunteering and Participating: Latest survey results from Statistics Canada

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
April 8, 2015

The new Giving, Volunteering and Participating Survey has just been released by Statistics Canada. We break down all the important information in this article.

How to be a great skilled volunteer (recorded webinar)

Written By: CharityVillage
March 26, 2015

Thinking about volunteering but scared you'll be stuck just stuffing envelopes? This recorded webinar introduces you to the concept of skilled volunteering.

Waiting but not idle: How to keep potential volunteers engaged with your organization

Written By: Susan Fish
March 25, 2015

How do you engage potential volunteers who don't yet have a role within your organization? We talked to the experts for tips.

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