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
Learn more about Volunteer Alberta’s member benefits!
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:
- 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.
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 can be difficult. Every day, many organizations are hard at work producing research and information about the nonprofit/voluntary sector. As a powerful and energized knowledge bank, Volunteer Alberta translates that information into tangible programs, services and resources. Access our expertise in volunteer leadership, risk management, media relations, leadership access, financial management, and much more.
Volunteer Alberta has hundreds of members; here are just a few of them!
Alberta Rural Development Network
Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies
Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC)
Alberta Health Services
Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Alberta SPCA)
Big Sisters and Big Brothers of Calgary and Area
Didsbury Municipal Library
Forty Mile Community Adult Learning Association
HIV West Yellowhead
Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture
Nanton Quality of Life Foundation
Ovarian Cancer Canada
The Muttart Foundation
Learn more about Volunteer Alberta’s member benefits.