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Volunteer Screening Handbook Volunteer Canada created The 2012 Edition of The Screening Handbook on behalf of Public Safety Canada, including the 10 Steps of Screening that give clear guidelines for developing screening policies. Download
Putting the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement into action A resource designed to help organizations implement each of the CCVI standards of practice. Download
20 Questions Directors of Not-For-Profit Organizations Should Ask About Human Resources Does your non-profit have employees? If so, what are the responsibilities of the board of directors with respect to human resources? Some great questions and answers here. Download
Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement Volunteer Canada created the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement (CCVI) to support organizations that engage volunteers. The CCVI is a framework 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 think about how they engage volunteers. Download
Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement - Values, guiding principles and standards of practice Download
Board Building - Recruiting and Developing Effective Board Members for Not-For-Profit Organizations A self-guided workbook. Download
Recognizing Volunteering Recognizing volunteers continues to be an important dimension of volunteer engagement as we find meaningful ways to show appreciation for the efforts of volunteers and to raise public awareness about the contributions volunteers make to communities. How do we recognize volunteering? Check out this summary report. Download
10 Steps of Screening Screening practices are ongoing and go beyond the selection process. Screening promotes better volunteer matching, improved quality and safety of programs and reduced risks and liability. The 10 steps of screening give clear guidelines for developing screening policies and practices. Download
Volunteer Toronto: Festivals & Fairs Volunteer Managers Presentation How do you recruit, train and retain the best volunteers each festival season? This presentation will increase organizational knowledge of volunteer management, address the challenges and opportunities in seasonal recruitment, and help festival managers create effective and engaging training to retain more volunteers each year. Download
Volunteer Toronto: Volunteer Management Software Workbook This Workbook is from Volunteer Toronto and includes information about volunteer Management software - March 2019 Download
Volunteer Toronto: Hospital Programs & Associations Volunteer Managers Presentation Recruiting the right volunteers into hospital programs and auxiliaries is essential to giving your hospital the best support possible. This presentation will consider effective strategies for long-term engagement, how to create and maintain boundaries with volunteers, and how to get staff support to help build your program’s capacity. Download
Volunteer Toronto: Long-Term Care Homes & Hospice Programs Volunteer Managers Presentation When volunteer roles are emotionally demanding, establishing and enforcing boundaries can be difficult. This presentation includes strategies for creating and maintaining effective boundaries with vulnerable clients, and how you can tackle negative perceptions of volunteering in long-term care and hospices for more effective volunteer recruitment and retention. Download
Volunteer Toronto: Mentoring Programs Volunteer Managers Presentation How do you recruit and retain mentors with the skills and personalities to help mentees thrive? This presentation will address off-site supervision of mentoring matches, building and maintaining boundaries in mentoring relationships, and how match managers and coordinators can develop effective programs from the start. Download
Volunteer Toronto: Sports Leagues & Associations Volunteer Managers Presentation Do you consider parents, players and paying members of your league volunteers? This presentation will examine who is considered a volunteer in sports organizations and what it means to manage them, how seasonal sports can affect your leagues ability to effectively engage the right volunteers, and how effective training can help retain volunteers year after year. Download
Volunteer Toronto: Festivals & Fairs Volunteer Managers Workbook How do you recruit, train and retain the best volunteers each festival season? This workbook will increase organizational knowledge of volunteer management, address the challenges and opportunities in seasonal recruitment, and help festival managers create effective and engaging training to retain more volunteers each year. Download
Volunteer Toronto: Volunteer Managers of Hospital Programs & Associations Workshop Workbook Recruiting the right volunteers into hospital programs and auxiliaries is essential to giving your hospital the best support possible. This workbook will consider effective strategies for long-term engagement, how to create and maintain boundaries with volunteers, and how to get staff support to help build your program’s capacity. Download
Volunteer Toronto: Volunteer Managers of Long-Term Care Homes & Hospice Programs Workbook When volunteer roles are emotionally demanding, establishing and enforcing boundaries can be difficult. This workbook will include strategies for creating and maintaining effective boundaries with vulnerable clients, and how you can tackle negative perceptions of volunteering in long-term care and hospices for more effective volunteer recruitment and retention. Download
Volunteer Toronto: Volunteer Managers of Mentoring Programs Workbook How do you recruit and retain mentors with the skills and personalities to help mentees thrive? This workbook will address off-site supervision of mentoring matches, building and maintaining boundaries in mentoring relationships, and how match managers and coordinators can develop effective programs from the start. Download
Volunteer Toronto: Volunteer Managers of Sports Leagues & Associations Workbook Do you consider parents, players and paying members of your league volunteers? This workbook will examine who is considered a volunteer in sports organizations and what it means to manage them, how seasonal sports can affect your leagues ability to effectively engage the right volunteers, and how effective training can help retain volunteers year after year. Download