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Volunteer Management Handbook: Evaluation and Recognition / Guide de gestion des bénévoles : Évaluation et reconnaissance

By Volunteer Canada at 8:38 am Tuesday, Mar, 07 2017 • 0 Comments

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.

NVW Campaign Kit Highlights / Faits saillants de la trousse de la campagne de la SAB

By Volunteer Canada at 3:13 pm Wednesday, Mar, 01 2017 • 0 Comments

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National Volunteer Week 2017 is just 8 weeks away!

With NVW 2017 approaching fast, we want to help you and your organization plan your campaign. Here are some highlights:

Investors Group Investing in Communities / Le Groupe Investors investit dans les collectivités

By Volunteer Canada at 1:27 pm Wednesday, Feb, 22 2017 • 0 Comments

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Investors Group is a long-time partner of Volunteer Canada and National Volunteer Week. They are committed to corporate citizenship, volunteer recognition, and investing in communities across the Canada.

Volunteer Management Handbook: Rights and Responsibilities / Guide de gestion des bénévoles: Droits et responsabilités

By Volunteer Canada at 1:21 pm Thursday, Feb, 16 2017 • 0 Comments

Engaging volunteers is a reciprocal relationship, and staff and volunteers work together as a team, understanding each other’s unique roles and assisting each other to accomplish mutual objectives. When it comes to assisting newcomers to Canada, it is especially important that staff and volunteers agree on their expectations of the relationship.

NVW 2017 Gift Store Now Open / La boutique en ligne de la SAB 2017 est maintenant ouverte

By Volunteer Canada at 12:25 pm Wednesday, Feb, 15 2017 • 0 Comments

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April 23 to April 29, 2017 is National Volunteer Week (NVW), a time to celebrate and thank all of Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers and all those who put their values into action every day.

Volunteering, eh? How do you recognize volunteering in 2017?

However you recognize volunteering in 2017, one thing remains timeless…volunteer efforts have a positive impact in communities across Canada. So from April 23-29, we’re celebrating their efforts by offering NVW-branded recognition items!

Tips on Recruitment for Service-Providing Organizations Assisting Newcomers to Canada / Conseils sur le recrutement pour les organismes offrant des services d’aide aux nouveaux arrivants au Canada

By Volunteer Canada at 12:12 pm Thursday, Feb, 09 2017 • 0 Comments

Welcoming volunteers to your organization starts with a comprehensive recruitment strategy. Before you start with the recruitment process, take the time to:

NVW Recognition Event Ideas / Idées d’activités de reconnaissance dans le cadre de la SAB

By Volunteer Canada at 2:58 pm Wednesday, Feb, 08 2017 • 0 Comments

During National Volunteer Week (NVW), volunteer centres and organizations are encouraged to recognize and celebrate the contributions of volunteers. Recognition events are one way to do this and offer a chance for your volunteers and staff to get to know each other.

NVW2017 is all about how we recognize and define volunteering. Here are some ideas to help you incorporate this year’s NVW theme into your recognition event:

Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive Organization / Créer un organisme accueillant et inclusive

By Volunteer Canada at 9:18 am Thursday, Feb, 02 2017 • 0 Comments

An inclusive organization is one where people of all backgrounds feel included, welcomed, and valued. Volunteer engagement can contribute to this in two ways:

Tips for creating your own NVW Crossword Puzzle / Conseils pour créer vos propres mots croisés de la SAB

By Volunteer Canada at 12:49 pm Wednesday, Feb, 01 2017 • 0 Comments

To collectively celebrate all volunteers and to get you thinking more deeply about volunteering, during National Volunteer Week Volunteer Canada will release a series of crossword puzzles that reveal the impacts, benefits and diverse ways Canadians are involved in communities.

7 Tips for Planning your National Volunteer Week Campaign / 7 Conseils pour Planifier Votre Campagne dans le Cadre de la Semaine de l’Action Bénévole

By Volunteer Canada at 8:39 am Thursday, Jan, 26 2017 • 0 Comments

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National Volunteer Week is approaching fast. Have you planned your activities yet? Here are 7 tips and resources from our NVW campaign kit for making your campaign a success.