Your organization’s interests, challenges, and opportunities are important – with your valuable input, we create learning opportunities that meet your nonprofits needs.
Browse our upcoming learning opportunities here, and check out other nonprofit workshops, seminars, courses, and webinars on our Community Learning Opportunities page.
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Screening Volunteers In. Not Out.
12pm to 1pm, October 2, 2020
7pm to 1 pm, October 2, 2020
This webinar is a great introduction or refresher on volunteer screening!
Let’s face it – effective volunteer screening practices are potentially the most important aspect of your work. It is vital to the success of your organization to find the best person for each of your volunteer roles.
Implementing effective screening and engagement practices in your nonprofit can be a daunting task. In this presentation, you will learn about the screening process and gain a better understanding of it from a variety of perspectives – including those of volunteers, volunteer managers, and clients.
Where to find volunteers (co-hosted with Propellus)
12pm to 1pm, October 5, 2020
One of the top reasons Canadians don’t volunteer is because they don’t know where to find volunteer opportunities. Often, volunteer organizations also don’t know where to find volunteers! A lack of connection between organizations and their community members can become a significant problem when trying to recruit volunteers.
Learn more about what strategies and platform could be used for finding volunteers and the ways you may be able to leverage community connections.
Volunteer Recruitment and Hiring
12pm to 1pm, October 6, 2020
Your organization may know where to find potential volunteers, but how do you get them involved with your work? Learn how to ask people to volunteer with your organization and communicate the who, what, how, when, and why of a volunteer position.
This session will cover how to structure the recruitment and hiring process through the use of application forms, interviews, and reference checks.
Developing Screening Policies and Assessing Risk
12pm to 1pm, October 8, 2020
Policies can be a nonprofit/voluntary organization’s best friend or worst enemy, depending on how you develop them. Your organization’s policies can help you prepare for and address difficult or complex situations your organization may face. For organizations working with vulnerable populations, these situations may even be a daily occurrence! Developing comprehensive policies creates a strong foundation for a robust volunteer screening program.
Learn the basics of policy development and understand how to identify potential risks and liabilities as it relates to volunteer screening.