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Volunteer Management

Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2014: In praise of volunteers

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
April 2, 2014

We talked to organizations across the country to find out how they are honouring their volunteers during National Volunteer Week 2014.

Top ten tips for volunteer management and retention

Written By: Andy Telfer
February 5, 2014

Having trouble getting your volunteers to stick around for the long haul? These tips on volunteer retention might help.

Marketing Volunteers: Orientation Package

Written By: Lelia MacDonald
March 19, 2013

Use this orientation package to introduce your marketing volunteer consultant to the nonprofit sector.

Marketing Volunteers: How to develop a volunteer relationship with a for-profit marketer

Written By: Lelia MacDonald
March 12, 2013

Once you've successfully recruited a professional marketing volunteer, follow these tips to foster a good relationship.

Marketing Volunteers: How to recruit and manage

Written By: Lelia MacDonald
March 5, 2013

Follow these tips to successfully recruit and manage a professional marketing volunteer.

Marketing Volunteers: Who we are and what we do

Written By: Lelia MacDonald
February 26, 2013

Considering hiring a volunteer marketing consultant? Read this article first.

How talent (not money) will transform your organization

Written By: Lynda Gerty
February 18, 2013

It's time to redefine volunteerism.

“Won’t somebody please think of the children?” How – and why – nonprofits can engage the youngest volunteers

Written By: Benita Aalto
January 24, 2013

Is your organization ready to welcome young volunteers?

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.

Seven Swans-a-Swimming: A round up of the best holiday stories on CharityVillage

Written By: CharityVillage
December 10, 2012

From fundraisers to job seekers, these stories will help you do your end-of-year best.

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?

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?

Are we truly engaging our volunteers?

Written By: Allison Griffith Seniuk
June 20, 2012

Is expanding the traditional view of volunteerism key to creating meaningful and engaging volunteer opportunities?

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.

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.

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