Does your organization host special events, such as conferences or fundraisers? If so, then you are probably aware that there are risks involved – what if an accident happened causing damage to the facility where your event is being held? Or even worse, what if someone is injured?
While your organization may already have a Commercial General Liability policy to protect against claims that may arise as a result of your operations and/or premises, this policy will not extend to cover your special events.
Volunteer Canada and Investors Group release groundbreaking volunteer recognition study in advance of National Volunteer Week
OTTAWA, ON, April 12, 2017 – Alarm bells sounded when the findings of the General Social Survey: Giving, volunteering and participating (2013) revealed a drop in volunteering among Canadians from 47% of Canadians in 2010 to 44% in 2013. Was this a minor blip or the beginning of a concerning downward trend? Have Canadians become less giving or are we simply giving time in new and different ways?
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, in 2017 Volunteer Ottawa, in partnership with Volunteer Canada and Volunteer Centres across the country, challenged Canadians to volunteer 150 hours in their community.
On March 9, 2017 Volunteer Canada participated in the National Refugee Assistance Program Conference 2017 in Ottawa. We moderated a panel entitled Building A Volunteer Base where participating organizations shared examples of best practices for managing volunteers to support newcomers and refugees to Canada.
Here are some highlights from the conference session:
HRM Canada spoke with members of Volunteer Canada’s Corporate Council on Volunteering to ask: “What Makes a Successful Volunteer Program?” Here are some highlights from their conversations exploring volunteerism within corporate culture.
Volunteering, Eh? How do you recognize volunteering in 2017? To help you plan your NVW events and make the most of your time, Volunteer Canada has put together a series of resources and check lists, which can be found in the Campaign Kit.
The review of a volunteer’s time at the organization is called an evaluation. This includes addressing performance as well as gathering and providing feedback. Ask volunteers to provide feedback on programs as another way to evaluate programs.
An exit interview is a useful tool when a volunteer leaves your organization, no matter the reason. The volunteer role may have ended, or the role may not have been the right match for either the volunteer or the organization.