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.

Upcoming Workshops


Summer Break – July & August


How to Hook New Volunteers: Recruitment as Selling
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna
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Learn how to improve your skills at selling your organization to potential volunteers. A panel of volunteers will describe how they were hooked to volunteer, their lived experiences and offer suggestions. They will also answer questions from the audience.

This would be great for practicum students, volunteers and employees staffing displays at the Volunteer Fair.


Volunteer Ownership Model: Oh No, They’re Taking Over!
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: KCR, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Patterned after the Employee Ownership Model, consider how volunteers take out ‘shares’ in your organization.


Remember Your Calling as a Manager of Volunteers
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: KCR, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

It is rewarding but sometimes draining. Be energized. Feel valued. It is because of YOU that volunteers impact our community so deeply.


Shining a Light on the Past Year
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: KCR, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Light as a theme seems to transcend celebrations throughout the holiday season. Enjoy a special holiday luncheon as we shine a light on what our volunteers have taught us.


Past Workshops

Time Management Tools
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Event Planning Made Easier
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Volunteer Training: What? How? Why?
Date: Wednesday, January 13th, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Love Languages of Volunteers: How to Speak Them Fluently
Date: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Volunteers as Agency Ambassadors
Date: Wednesday, March 9th, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Not Just for Kids
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What’s in Your Wallet?
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Attracting the Volunteers You Need
Date: THURSDAY, September 8, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Thank-a-thon
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Having THAT Talk
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Tis the Season
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Hour Challenge
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Marketing and Recruitment – Hand in Glove
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Focus Attention on Your Volunteers: National Volunteer Week Ideas
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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