You work hard to serve your community. We work hard to make that easier.
“Membership with Volunteer Alberta keeps me connected to Alberta’s non-profit community; abreast of policies, trends, and best practices impacting my work; and gives me a voice to advocate for our sector. As a professional, and representative of a large non-profit organization, the value of my VA membership is priceless!”
Ellen Bremner, Manager, Agency Volunteer Resources, Catholic Social Services
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Have Your Voice Heard
Alberta businesses speak through Chambers of Commerce. Dentists connect through the Alberta Dental Association. Why? Because there is a benefit to have like-minded people converging and communicating.
Alberta’s more than 19,000 nonprofit/voluntary organizations share common challenges and create unique solutions. Volunteer Alberta leverages the strength of our membership by creating leading programs to
- reduce the negative impact of economic cycles
- improve recruitment of volunteers in the 21st century
- understand the increasing influence of public policy in achieving organizational missions
- decrease knowledge gaps about Alberta’s nonprofit/voluntary sector.
Volunteer Alberta focuses on provincial public policy that affects volunteer-engaging organizations. When you become a member of Volunteer Alberta, you gain ownership of your sector. As membership grows, the collective voice becomes more influential among Alberta’s decision makers.
Cover Your Best Assets
The nonprofit/voluntary sector is incredibly diverse but has an undeserved reputation of being poorly run with insufficient risk management practises. Volunteer Alberta works hard with you to reverse these perceptions and to get ready for policy and legislation coming down the pipe. We focus on areas concerning our members’ operations and governance, such as screening, privacy protection, directors’ and officers’ liability, and employee benefits. You can then make informed decisions about the impact in your communities.
Know What You Don’t Know
Keeping up with knowledge development in today’s culture of information overload is a daunting goal – even for Volunteer Alberta. Every day, many organizations are hard at work producing research and information about the nonprofit/voluntary sector. Much of it has application in the nonprofit/voluntary sector and in a volunteerism context. As a powerful and energized knowledge bank, Volunteer Alberta translates that information into tangible programs, services and new practices to assist members. We then deliver that information tailored to your needs. Access our expertise in volunteer leadership, risk management, media relations, leadership access, financial management, and much more.
Make the Right Connections
No single organization can do it alone. Positive and productive relationships are essential roots for the continued success of volunteer-engaging organizations. It takes new, dynamic and creative relationships among nonprofit/voluntary organizations, the private sector, and governments to strengthen Alberta’s communities. Volunteer Alberta roots our membership program in a strong tradition of relationship building, and leverages this tradition to more effectively work with governments, other nonprofit organizations, and the private sector to realize the potential of new opportunities.
“Volunteer Alberta’s ability to implement solutions long needed by the sector is enhanced by its capacity to reflect the concerns and issues of both rural and urban Alberta communities. Your organization’s membership with Volunteer Alberta strengthens VA’s ability to reflect issues, trends, and solutions accurately.”
Scott Lundell, Executive Director, Information and Volunteer Centre for Strathcona County, Past President Volunteer Alberta.
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