Monthly Bulletin – Volunteerism

KCR Monthly Bulletin – Table of Contents


National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

Date: April 15-21, 2018

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. Join Volunteer Canada and Investors Group April 15-21, 2018 to recognize the contributions of volunteers in our communities.

This year’s theme is: “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering – building confidence, competence, connections and community”.

Volunteering is often seen as a selfless act; a person gives their time, skills, experience, and passion to help others, without expecting anything in return. And while volunteering is a form of service, many volunteers will tell you that “you get more than you give”. From opportunities to develop new skills, to finding deep and meaningful personal connections, the magic of volunteering is that it creates social and economic value for all.

Download the official poster

The NVW 2018 Campaign Kit is full of tips, templates and planning tools to help you plan an awesome NVW event. Download the Campaign Kit.

-Source: Newsletter, Volunteer Canada, March 2018

KCR Volunteer Orientation Sessions

Are you interested in volunteering for KCR, but not sure where to start? Sign up for one of our Volunteer Orientation Sessions to find out more about our organization and the various volunteer opportunities available.

Cost: Free
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Dates Available: -Source: Stephanie Moore, Project Coordinator, Community Services, KCR Community Resources, March 2018

Webinar: How to Go Big With Skills-Based & Pro Bono Volunteers

Date: April 25, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST
Cost: $59
Register Now

Do you need a qualified person to spearhead a complex technical project?
Do you need expert advice, but can’t afford an expensive consultant?
Do you have a growing list of issues that need to be tackled but zero time?
Are you tired of trying to do it all without skilled support?

Learn how to enlist the help of volunteers with specialized skills that can help you complete complex projects at little or no cost.

-Source: Newsletter, Volpro, March 2018

Volunteer & Board Appreciation on a Shoestring – How to Recognize & Inspire Deeper Commitment to your Cause

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
OR Thursday, April 26, 2018, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cost: $87
Register Now

Volunteer appreciation is a core strategy, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because regular gratitude will boost your long-term results and engagement with volunteers.

Gestures big and small can be meaningful to your volunteers, but many nonprofit staff are still using outdated ideas about motivation. Don’t become a revolving door for underappreciated board members and volunteers. Learn how to demonstrate genuine gratitude that is truly meaningful to volunteers and Board members and you’ll keep them coming back year after year.

-Source: Newsletter, Volpro, March 2018

Webinar: How to Get Funding & Resources for Your Volunteer Program

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST
Cost: $59
Register Now

One of the biggest challenges facing volunteer programs is a lack of realistic funding to grow and flourish. In this year’s Volunteer Management Progress Report, one in five volunteer coordinators didn’t know their program budget. 12% work with less than $1000 a year and another 8% have no budget whatsoever.

-Source: Newsletter, Volpro, March 2018

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 your calendar every month and then register for one workshop at a time.

Working with Volunteers to Manage Your Social Media Strategy
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Register Now

Facilitator: Marianne Dahl, Marketing & Events Manager, United Way Central & South Okanagan Similkameen
Marianne Dahl, Marketing & Events Manager, United Way Central & South Okanagan SimilkameenMarianne Dahl is a marketing and events specialist with a deep history working with marketing agencies, real estate development, and the tech sector. She has been the Marketing and Events Manager at United Way CSO for the last 3+ years where she is very involved in volunteer recruitment and manages digital media events, volunteers, and interns along with the communications strategy. Marianne will share some hands-on findings and best practices while working with non-profit staff, volunteers and social media.

-Source: Stephanie Moore, Project Coordinator, Community Services, KCR – Community Resources, March 2018

How to use tell-a-friend Campaigns for Volunteer Recruitment

Volunteer recruitment “tell-a-friend” campaigns are easy ways to expand your volunteer recruitment campaigns by tapping into the networks of your existing volunteers. Your biggest fans will be more than happy to help you spread the word, but they need encouragement and the tools to do it.

That’s where word-of-mouth marketing campaigns can be an asset to your volunteer recruitment efforts.

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-Source: Newsletter, NTEN, 22 March 2018
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