Monthly Bulletin – Volunteerism

KCR Monthly Bulletin – Table of Contents


Nourishing Managers Of Volunteers – Remember Your Calling as a Manager of Volunteers

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
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It is rewarding but sometimes draining. Be energized. Feel valued. It is because of YOU that volunteers impact our community so deeply.

-Source: Dawn Wilkinson, Manager, Community Services, KCR Community Resources, October 2017

Video: Aligning Your Volunteer Program with Employee Interests

Studies show that employees seek out companies that embody socially responsible values and provide an outlet for volunteering. You’ve checked those boxes yet can’t seem to get your employees to participate in your volunteer program.

Where’s the disconnect here?

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-Source: Newsletter, Media Monitoring, Volunteer Canada, 23 November 2017

Membership Hack: Call for Micro-Volunteers

The National Society of Genetic Counselors uses an online discussion forum to put out a call each time it needs members to take on small, ad-hoc volunteer tasks.

How to hack it? Whenever it needs volunteers, the National Society of Genetic Counselors quickly posts a message to a digital forum found on its members-only community. The group keeps NSGC members informed about small ad-hoc and micro-volunteering opportunities.

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-Source: Newsletter, Media Monitoring, Volunteer Canada, 23 November 2017

The Relationship that Propels a Volunteer Manager Forward

Sometimes it takes an admirer to find our inner superhero

The Relationship that Propels a Volunteer Manager ForwardIt’s one thing to subscribe to a theory and quite another to see if happens for real.

That’s why I was so excited to take part in the 2017 National Summit on Volunteer Engagement Leadership, an amazing three days of workshops and discussions, with the goal of expanding the national presence of our profession.

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-Source: Newsletter, Media Monitoring, Volunteer Canada, 23 November 2017

Use your Talents, Serve your Community

For Boilermakers looking to give their time and talents to serve the Lafayette community, the possibilities are endless, according to a local director of volunteer outreach.

Volunteering is often associated with repetitive tasks like stuffing envelopes and picking up litter, but Amy Wood, the director of volunteer engagement at United Way, believes there is great value in skill-based volunteerism.

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-Source: Newsletter, Media Monitoring, Volunteer Canada, 23 November 2017

How to Become a Virtual Volunteer

Volunteering has changed dramatically. From serving in soup kitchens, signing up for school functions, to building houses, usually volunteering meant going somewhere to do something.

However, today’s volunteering includes donating your virtual time and skills. Instead of being present to volunteer in the ‘real world,’ many people have found their place in the world of virtual volunteering.

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-Source: Newsletter, Media Monitoring, Volunteer Canada, 23 November 2017

Employee Volunteerism? Only if you Think your Boss is Ethical

A new study shows that people who perceive their employer as committed to environmental and community-based causes will, in turn, engage in green behavior and local volunteerism, with one caveat: their boss must display similarly ethical behavior.

The forthcoming study in the Journal of Business Ethics by Kenneth De Roeck, assistant professor at the University of Vermont, and Omer Farooq of UAE University, shows that people who work for socially and environmentally responsible companies tend to identify more strongly with their employer, and as a result, increase their engagement in green and socially responsible behaviors like community volunteerism.

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-Source: Newsletter, Media Monitoring, Volunteer Canada, 23 November 2017

The Technology you’ve Needed All Along

We are so proud and thrilled to launch Voyager, our new online immersive learning environment for employee volunteers. Voyager gives corporate citizenship practitioners an easy-to-use digital tool to train and certify employee volunteers in the practice of Transformative Volunteering, and to easily manage, track and report on training progress. Practitioners can further evolve your citizenship strategy by leveraging Voyager to engage and activate employee volunteers to take part in community activities.

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-Source: Newsletter, LinkedIn Groups, 16 November 2017

Leaders of Volunteers: Will You “Be the Voice” for Our Profession?

November 5th is International Volunteer Managers Day (link is external) 2017 (IVMDay) – once again calling attention to and celebrating the work of leaders of volunteer engagement everywhere. Visit the IVMDay site to learn more, see the diverse and growing list of supporters, and download all sorts of free graphics to promote this year’s theme of “Be the Voice!”

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-Source: Newsletter, Energize Inc., 8 November 2017

Top 10 Ideas in Volunteer Engagement ebook

Leaders of volunteers need to stay fresh, stay current and be prepared for what’s around the corner. This FREE ebook will help you do just that!

Find out what’s on the minds of the biggest thinkers in Volunteer Engagement as they flip the calendar to 2018 like Andy Fryar, Rob Jackson, Elisa Kosarin, Meridian Swift and Tobi Johnson to name just a few!

Chock-full of big ideas and practical tips you can implement right away!

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-Source: Newsletter, LinkedIn Groups, 10 November 2017

Stay Tuned: OVM Spring Dates

Stay tuned for our upcoming Spring workshop dates for Overview of Volunteer Management.

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. Read more about the 8 modules

Don’t miss out on any of our future workshops by subscribing to our Workshops Mailing List.

-Source: Dawn Wilkinson, Manager, Community Services, KCR Community Resources, November 2017
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