Volunteer Engagement

Volunteer Engagement Week Live Chats with Volunteer Canada

Written By: CharityVillage
January 24, 2013

Missed the CharityVillage live chats with Volunteer Canada in celebration of Volunteer Engagement Week? Check out these replays for valuable information on screening, recognition, and Volunteer Canada's Bridging the Gap study.

Playing for keeps: Recruiting and retaining volunteer staff in volunteer-run organizations

Written By: Alana Ferraro
January 23, 2013

Keep your all-volunteer organization running smoothly with these tips.

Poke, pin and tag: Using social media to engage volunteers

Written By: Susan Fish
January 22, 2013

Mobilize your volunteer base on social media with these tips.

Volunteer screening: More than just a police records check

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
January 21, 2013

A criminal record check is only one step in the volunteer screening process.

So you want to host a youth conference: How to make your next event truly engaging

Written By: Susan Fish
January 14, 2013

If you think you’ll attract youth to your next event with the promise of free pizza - think again.

Governance Q&A: Choosing your volunteering

Written By: Jane Garthson
January 3, 2013

What's the most ethical way to volunteer when you have limited time to offer?

The abundant not-for-profit (recorded webinar)

Written By: CharityVillage
December 5, 2012

Watch as Lynda Gerty, Director of Engagement at Vantage Point, explores how a People Lens culture allows you to attract and engage talent.

Engaging young volunteers: What motivates youth to give their time?

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
November 22, 2012

What lies within the heart of a young volunteer? What is it that inspires them to move, to act, to help?

NDP MP proposes tax credit for volunteers

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
October 30, 2012

How much would you compensate a volunteer for his or her work and/or time?

How crowdsourcing can help your nonprofit

Written By: Soha El-Borno
September 6, 2012

Crowdsourcing can help you harness the crowd to increase awareness, cultivate new volunteers, gather information and even get work done—all for a minimal investment. How can you put it to work for you?

When volunteering is not a choice: a look at mandatory community service

Written By: Jodie Shupac
August 13, 2012

What happens when an offender is ordered to perform community service with a nonprofit organization?

Have your passport ready: A look at voluntourism

Written By: Barbara Balfour
June 18, 2012

Canadians are increasingly combining travel and volunteering. But is right for you?

Harnessing the potential of cross-sector partnerships

Written By: Dave Nanderam
May 24, 2012

Practical advice to help your organization tap into high-calibre volunteers.

A day in the life: Volunteer manager

Written By: CharityVillage
April 19, 2012

Our Day in the Life series features first-hand accounts from people working in nonprofits. This month Lisa Anderson, manager of volunteer services with the North York Harvest Food Bank, discusses what it takes to be a successful volunteer manager. Hint: It includes becoming a volunteer yourself.

Building high-performance volunteer teams

Written By: John Paul de Silva
April 16, 2012

Nonprofits would never be able to accomplish as much as they do without their legions of dedicated volunteers. Follow these tips to promote harmony, creative thinking, and peak-performance within your volunteer teams.

Can corporate good be better?

Written By: Scott Lundell
April 16, 2012

Corporate volunteerism often follows a familiar pattern: a group of employees come together, roll up their sleeves and get to work painting, cleaning up a park or possibly building a playground or home. But is this the most efficient use of corporate volunteers? Scott Lundell argues that nonprofits should consider a different approach to corporate volunteer programs.

Microvolunteering: Can you change the world with a few clicks?

Written By: Susan Fish
April 10, 2012

Since volunteers are increasingly looking for short-term assignments and ways to contribute while they're on the go, more organizations are experimenting with microvolunteering. When used correctly, this approach can bring a wealth of expertise and immediate assistance to your nonprofit's projects and events.

How can I help? Always be on the lookout for that next great volunteer

Written By: Lori Gotlieb
April 10, 2012

Do you know the number one reason why people don't volunteer? Because they aren't asked! Lori Gotlieb discusses why it's important to have a strategic approach to recruiting volunteers.

Human Resources Q&A: Reducing conflict between staff and volunteers

Written By: Kathline Holmes
April 10, 2012

Are you finding it difficult to create harmonious relationships between your staff and volunteers? Follow these tips to help everyone successfully work together.

Survey Says: CharityVillage unpacks findings from the 2010 CSGVP

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 26, 2012

The 2010 edition of the Canadian Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating was released by Statistics Canada. Do you know which province leads the country in charitable giving? Which demographic cohort volunteers the most? What do the numbers mean?

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