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How to engage volunteers with vision loss

Written By: Kat Clarke
May 17, 2017

CNIB Ontario offers tips for welcoming volunteers with vision loss to your organization.

Is your volunteer program becoming an antique?

Written By: Lori Gotlieb
February 1, 2017

These tips will keep your volunteer program fresh and current.

The seven policies your volunteer program must have

Written By: Sammy Feilchenfeld
September 7, 2016

If your volunteer program doesn't have these seven policies, your organization could be at risk!

How to get a solid commitment from your volunteers

Written By: Louise Sparrow
July 6, 2016

Having difficulty getting volunteers to follow through on their commitments? Try this seven-part checklist!

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?

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.

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?

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.

The tool that every volunteer coordinator needs

Written By: Joshua Schukman
August 27, 2014

Don't risk losing potential volunteers - keep your volunteers engaged with this simple tool.

The changing face of volunteering in Canada

Written By: Susan Fish
July 2, 2014

The traditional approach to volunteering in Canada is changing - but what does this mean for Canadian nonprofits? And how can your organization ensure you aren't left behind?

Getting ready for the skilled volunteer

Written By: Andy Telfer
April 30, 2014

Volunteers today are increasingly skilled, with an interest in bringing these skills to work for your organization. Are you ready for them?

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.

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.

Have students, will achieve

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
January 9, 2012

We interviewed several organizations with student volunteer programs to find out the benefits and challenges of working with this unique segment of the population.

The top ten places to find volunteers

Written By: Lori Gotlieb
August 8, 2011

This article provides lists of the top ten usual and not-so-usual places to find new volunteers.

Challenges to volunteering for newcomers

Written By: Lori Gotlieb
July 11, 2011

This article outlines ways to effectively recruit and integrate volunteers who are new immigrants to Canada.