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Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement

Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement 2017

Volunteer Canada created the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement (CCVI) to support organizations that engage volunteers. The CCVI is a guide for involving volunteers in all levels of an organization. This includes volunteers working in leadership, direct service and virtual roles.

We encourage all organizations to use the CCVI as a guide for engaging volunteers. 

Download the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement to design and implement volunteer involvement practices.

The CCVI aims to improve volunteer involvement across the county. It is designed to be adaptable and can be adopted and implemented by organizations of all sizes.

The CCVI clearly states the values and benefits of volunteer involvement. It provides a framework for discussion and decision-making within organizations. It also promotes meaningful volunteer involvement that meets the needs of both the organization and its volunteers.

Putting the Code into Action

Now that your organization is familiar with and has adopted the CCVI, use this series of checklists to implement the CCVI ten standards of practice.

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Code Audit

The member-exclusive online Code Audit helps you assess and analyze the way your organization involves volunteers, and helps identify areas for further development. Completing the Code Audit will generate reflection and action to increase the positive impact of your volunteer involvement practices on the mission of your organization and on your volunteers. To learn more about becoming a member of Volunteer Canada, click here.