Category Archives: Volunteering

Registration is Now Open for the 2016 Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair

Date: Saturday, September 17th, 2016, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Location: Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna Register Now This annual event — now in its 19th year — draws 75+ local non-profit organizations who need volunteers to support the programs and services that make our community a better place to live. They are more » Continue Reading

National Volunteer Week – Recognition Ideas for Volunteers

What have you tried in your organization? As a volunteer, what recognition was most memorable? Recognize Volunteers Year Round Volunteers and charities have different ideas about recognition. Research by Volunteer Canada reported that charities relied on formal strategies such as banquets and media attention. 80% said they did not have enough money to recognize volunteers more » Continue Reading

Volinspire Updates

Newsfeed & Posting Stories It’s now much easier to post! You will see post boxes on the newsfeed and organization and business profiles with a much better user experience and improved design. Posting for Admins has been simplified! You no longer need to enter your Management area. In the post box, simply click beside “Posting more » Continue Reading

Volinspire: Testimonials & Outreach

Now Available, Testimonials! Let your volunteers know how much you appreciate them. Volunteer retention and productivity are dependent on if your volunteers feel recognized; learn how to easily add testimonials. Conduct Outreach Campaigns! We’ve added another way for you to find the most suitable volunteers! Volunteers can now choose to be contacted by organizations and more » Continue Reading

Workshop: Overview of Volunteer Management Fall 2016

Dates: October 24th, 25th, 31st & November 1st, 2016, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna Cost: $199, Includes materials and light refreshments Register: Registration Opening Soon Description: This 4-day workshop will help you attract and retain volunteers. Content is based on Canadian research, best practices and more » Continue Reading

Workshop: Board Boot Camp 201 Fall 2016

Date: October 4th, 2016, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Cost: $25 per organization Registration Opening Soon It’s 6:30pm. You’ve been up since 6:00am and have just put in a full day at work. Your head and stomach are telling you it’s time for dinner. And you’re still sitting in a not-for-profit board meeting that started more » Continue Reading

Workshop: Board Boot Camp 101 Fall 2016

Dates: September 27th, 2016, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Cost: Free Registration Opening Soon You’re standing on the sidelines of your daughter’s soccer game, completely engaged in the game. A parent approaches you and says, “hey, you’ve come to every game and practice. You must really enjoy watching her play”. You nod in the affirmative, more » Continue Reading

Workshop Series: Nourishing Managers of Volunteers

Free Workshop Series: “Nourishing Managers of Volunteers” – Encourage one another & Expand our knowledge during these lunch hour gatherings held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Block one hour in our calendar every month during 2016 and then register for one workshop at a time. Upcoming Workshops Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 12:00 pm more » Continue Reading

Workshop: Getting Started with Volinspire

We are excited to announce the release of Volinspire, a local community platform that helps you better engage, manage and recruit new and existing volunteers. Whether you need new volunteers or not, Volinspire will help you put your volunteers first, improving communication, engagement and retention. To learn more about Volinspire and to learn how to more » Continue Reading

Workshop: Overview of Volunteer Management Spring 2016

Dates: April 18th, 19th, 25th & 26th, 2016, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna Cost: $199, Includes materials and light refreshments Register Now Description: This 4-day workshop will help you attract and retain volunteers. Content is based on Canadian research, best practices and the Canadian Code more » Continue Reading

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