National Volunteer Week

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To celebrate all volunteers and to get you thinking more deeply about volunteering, during NVW Volunteer Canada will release a series of crossword puzzles that reveal the impacts, benefits and diverse ways Canadians are involved in communities. Some answers may be obvious, while others may cause you to stop and say: “Volunteering, Eh?”

However you recognize volunteering in 2017, one thing remains timeless…and that is volunteer efforts create positive impact in communities across Canada.

Get a jump start by:
Future National Volunteer Week Dates:
  • April 15-21, 2018
  • April 7-13, 2019

Workshops Focused on Volunteerism

  • 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. Supported by AVRBC –Administrators of Volunteer Resources BC. Upcoming Workshops Supported by AVRBC The April meeting is cancelled to give priority to National Volunteer Week, April 23 – 29, 2017. Event Planning ...
  • Workshop: Board Boot Camp 101 Spring 2017 Date: Spring 2017 Location: KCR, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna Cost: Free Registration Opening Spring 2017 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, eyes still on your daughter. The parent then says, “we’re looking for a few parents to help us out organizing the ...
  • Workshop: Board Boot Camp 201 Spring 2017 Date: Spring 2017 Location: KCR, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna Cost: $25 per Organization (Max 2 people) Registration Opening Spring 2017 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 at 4:30 … which was supposed to wrap up at 5:45pm. Suddenly, you hear, “I nominate ...
  • 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 Canadian research, best practices and the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement. You will: Master the volunteer retention cycle Understand current and emerging issues Harness the complexities of leadership Market ...
  • 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 Register Now 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 and older in Kelowna in a fun, casual atmosphere. Join us for this free information session.

Volunteer Canada

April 23-29, 2017, is National Volunteer Week (NVW), a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. This year marks the 14th consecutive year that Volunteer Canada and Investors Group have partnered to deliver the NVW campaign.

In 2017, volunteering comes in many forms and is as diverse as Canada itself. Someone who shovels their neighbour’s laneway or who brings a lost pet to the animal shelter is helping to build a stronger community. Sometimes we miss recognizing these people as volunteers, because they do not occupy a formal role within an organization or group.

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