Volunteers help improve quality of life for others. They also gain valuable experience and develop new skills. The Volunteer Quiz is an interactive tool that allows you to find out what volunteering opportunity suits you best. Once you know your “type” visit your local volunteer centre to find the right volunteer match for you.
April 10 to April 16, 2016 was National Volunteer Week (NVW), a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. This year marked the 13th consecutive year that Volunteer Canada and Investors Group have partnered to deliver the NVW campaign.
Thank you for taking the time to fill out our post National Volunteer Week (NVW) survey. Your responses are completely anonymous. The results of this survey will be used to assist Volunteer Canada in planning future NVW campaigns.
National Volunteer Week is the time to formally recognize volunteers across Canada. However, on-going recognition is important for volunteers to feel appreciated year-round.
The Volunteer Recognition Tool helps volunteer managers plan meaningful recognition activities. Volunteers take the quiz to find out what their language of recognition is, and then share the results with their manager. Some may prefer heartfelt hoorays or receiving goodies and gifts. You can use this information to plan meaningful and effective recognition activities.
Happy National Volunteer Week, Canada! Everybody knows this week is all about giving, but have you ever stopped to ask yourself why giving matters?
You may answer: Because giving your time, talent or treasure to a good cause helps people in need. Or, because giving helps us to connect with people in our communities. Or, because it’s simply the right thing to do.
National Volunteer Week is the time to formally recognize volunteers across Canada. However, on-going recognition is crucial to make volunteers feel appreciated and engaged year-round. Our Volunteer Recognition Study shows that most volunteers want to know the impact of their efforts. Volunteer Canada offers a variety of tools and resources to help manage your volunteer recognition program.
Investors Group is a long-time partner of Volunteer Canada and National Volunteer Week. As part of its commitment to corporate citizenship, Investors Group helps raise awareness of the important contributions made by Canada’s volunteers, and assists organizations in their recognition efforts.
Four ways Investors Group is supporting volunteerism: