Your Connection to Canada’s Volunteering Community


Volunteer Canada promotes various campaigns throughout the year to recognize the millions of Canadians who donate their time and energy, and to support those who engage volunteers. Our key events include:

Did You Know?

44% of Canadians volunteer (General Social Survey - Giving, Volunteering and Participating, 2013).

International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day is a global celebration of volunteers. It takes place every year on December 5 to shine a light on the impact of volunteer efforts...

International Volunteer Managers Day

Volunteer Canada recognizes the importance of celebrating volunteers. But what about the people who manage volunteer programs? Managers of volunteers work hard to make sure...

Canada's 150th Anniversary

What will the world of volunteering look like in 2017 when Canada turns 150? In 2011, we brought together leaders across all sectors to discuss how we can integrate community...

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Volunteering for Sustainable Development Volunteer Canada's Role In order to mobilize Canadians to volunteer, Volunteer Canada is identifying leaders in...