Category Archives: Volunteering

Wise & Well – Calling all Volunteers!

Wise & Well is a project led by CMHA and partnered with 5 community organizations, with a grant received from Community Action Initiative. This project promotes mental health and wellness for older adults through enhanced capacity in individuals and organizations to reach out to older adults to prevent loneliness, potential isolation, or mental health issues. more » Continue Reading

Workshop: Explore Your Possibilities – Opportunities for those 55 years & better

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017, 9:00 am – 11:00 am Location: KCR Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna Cost: Free Are you looking to get connected with people in your community but you don’t know where to to start? We’ll explore the different kinds of opportunities available for individuals 55 years of age more » Continue Reading

Workshop: Overview of Volunteer Management – Spring 2017

Dates: Monday & Tuesday, April 24 & 25, May 1 & 2, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Location: KCR, NEW location – 620 Leon Avenue (Corner of Leon and Bertram), Kelowna Cost: $199. Includes materials and light refreshments. Register Now This 4-day workshop will help you attract and retain volunteers. Content is based on more » Continue Reading

KCR Mentor Volunteer Committee

Our KCR Mentor Volunteer Committee has been created! Thank you to our volunteers: Julie, Rachel, Alexandra (with Settlement Workers Vicki Pilot and Marrianna Chen) for stepping up to host our quarterly Mentor-Mentee Potlucks. Other fabulous ideas and ways to network to come! Our organization appreciates and gives back to our wonderful Volunteers in many different more » Continue Reading

Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair

Date: Saturday, September 17th, 2016, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Location: Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna This annual event — now in its 19th year — draws 70+ local non-profit organizations who need volunteers to support the programs and services that make our community a better place to live. They are looking forward more » Continue Reading

Live Streaming of the National Volunteer Management Professionals Conference

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016, 8:15 am – 2:30 pm Location: KCR, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna Cost: $25 Register Now Join Us May 26th for Live Streaming of the National Volunteer Management Professionals Conference This year’s conference theme is ‘Beyond the Waves: the Potential of Volunteer Management.’ This conference is about exploring new more » Continue Reading

Register for the 2016 Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 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 looking forward 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

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