National Volunteer Week - April 10-16
Passion. Action. Impact. is the theme of this year’s National Volunteer Week campaign. It is based on the individual volunteer super-heroes across Canada who dedicate themselves to making their communities better – and Canada a great place to live.
Learn more about National Volunteer Week and Volunteer Canada
2011 Volunteer Conferences
The 2011 Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources (CAVR) National Conference, hosted by AVRBC, will be held in Vancouver, June 12-14, 2011. This year's theme is Branching Out: New Directions in Volunteer Management. This conference is for board members, executive directors, and coordinators of volunteers wanting to sink their roots into volunteer management and branch out into the private, government and business sectors to gain new insights and approaches in leading volunteer teams.
Volunteer Futures: New Faces, New Opportunities
Save the date for the annual Volunteer BC Conference for volunteer leaders, Sept 29-30, 2011.
Email Volunteer BC for more details.
Two substance-packed days of workshops, panel discussions and networking sessions will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond.
Featured Volunteer - Sally Miller
Sally Miller of Delta has volunteered for a wide variety of organizations for over 25 years.
Her motivation to start volunteering was to help other people in her community and she has found enjoyment in learning new things and working with people from different backgrounds.
“One of my most memorable volunteer experiences was with the Ride 2 Survive, a one day bike ride from Kelowna to Delta. There was incredible teamwork, great participants and the knowledge that the money raised went to a good cause! I’ll never forget the 4:00 am start, well before the sun rose, with the riders starting slowly then speeding up through the dark.”
Sally’s advice to new volunteers, “Be willing to try anything and don’t stop volunteering if you have one bad experience.”
Give Your Volunteers a Star
Organizations, when your event is complete, click on “Enter Wrap-Up Info” to give your volunteers a star. For future events, you can quickly see your Star Volunteers
to invite them to join you again. Your stars are private, and cannot be seen by other organizations or the volunteers.