Your Connection to Canada’s Volunteering Community


Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement & Code Audit Tool

By Volunteer Canada at 10:38 am Monday, Aug, 28 2017 • 0 Comments

Volunteer Canada created the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement (CCVI) in 2001 to support organizations that engage volunteers. The CCVI details standards of practice for engaging and managing volunteers effectively, and organizations are encouraged to adopt the standards at all levels. To assist in the adoption process, Volunteer Canada developed the Code Audit Tool, which allows organizations to assess and analyze the way they involve volunteers, and helps them identify areas for further development.

Top three places to post your volunteer opportunities / Voici les trois meilleurs endroits où afficher vos occasions de bénévolat

By Volunteer Canada at 8:48 am Wednesday, Aug, 23 2017 • 0 Comments

From time to time, Volunteer Canada receives requests for posting volunteer opportunities on our website. While we thank you for thinking of us, we don’t match volunteers with volunteer opportunities; That’s something we leave to the expertise of local volunteer centres.

Volunteer centres work in local communities to strengthen volunteering and citizen engagement. With more than 200 in Canada, each volunteer centre’s name, size, structure and services reflect the unique characteristics of their community.

National Dialogue on Screening Volunteers / Dialogue national sur le filtrage des bénévoles

By Volunteer Canada at 11:03 am Monday, Aug, 21 2017 • 0 Comments

On June 2, 2017, Deloitte and Volunteer Canada co-hosted the National Round Table on Screening Volunteers. Twenty leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors gathered to consider models to improve screening people interested in working in positions of trust with vulnerable people, including children, youth, people with disabilities, frail elderly, and those experiencing temporary or chronic debilitating illness.

#ReducePoverty in Canada Contest / Concours #RéduireLaPauvreté au Canada

By Volunteer Canada at 12:52 pm Wednesday, Aug, 02 2017 • 0 Comments

The Government of Canada is inviting young people from coast to coast to coast to answer one question:

How can we reduce poverty in Canada?

Do you have a great idea or solution? Have you seen something in your community that works?

Tell us about it in a creative way!

Graduate Certificate in CSR/Sustainability / Certificat de deuxième cycle en RSC/viabilité

By Volunteer Canada at 1:39 pm Thursday, Jul, 27 2017 • 0 Comments

Take your career in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability to the next level, Graduate Certificate in CSR/Sustainability, University of St. Michael’s College at U of T

Job Posting Manager, Corporate Events and Projects / Avis d’emploi vacant : Gestionnaire, Événements et projets d’entreprise

By Volunteer Canada at 2:50 pm Tuesday, Jul, 18 2017 • 0 Comments

Manager, Corporate Events and Projects

Contract position – 8 months with possibility for renewal (based on funding)

Reporting to the Director, Corporate Citizenship, the Manager, Corporate Events and Projects builds upon Volunteer Canada’s leadership and expertise in corporate citizenship through managing Group Volunteering Managing Services for corporate clients and supporting Corporate Citizenship Consulting/ Research and the Corporate Council on Volunteering.

Starting a Campus Club: Volunteerism at its finest / La création de clubs universitaires : le bénévolat à son meilleur

By Volunteer Canada at 11:15 am Monday, Jul, 17 2017 • 0 Comments

It is no secret that there are many opportunities to volunteer in university. All these opportunities are both rich learning experiences and important contributions to the community in their own way. I want to focus on the unique qualities of founding and running one of Canada's 7,000+ campus clubs and how volunteer centres and non-profit organizations could learn from and engage them better.

As voluntary as can be...

Survey: Profiling the Profession

By Volunteer Canada at 4:01 pm Wednesday, Jul, 05 2017 • 0 Comments

The Conference Board of Canada is undertaking research into the Corporate Community Investment (CI) profession in Canada and is seeking your input.

150 Years of Canadian Volunteering History / Les 150 ans d’histoire du bénévolat au Canada

By Volunteer Canada at 3:42 pm Monday, Jun, 26 2017 • 0 Comments

July 1, 1867 – July 1, 2017

Volunteers – what would we do without them? Since Canada’s earliest days as a nation, volunteers have continuously worked towards creating a better society for all. Here’s a recap of the last 150 years of volunteering history.

Only a few days left to apply to become a Young Champion of the Earth! / Seulement quelques jours restants pour appliquer pour devenir un jeune champion de la terre!

By Volunteer Canada at 1:50 pm Thursday, Jun, 15 2017 • 0 Comments

Attention Youth Volunteers! If you believe in putting your values into action for a bright future for our planet, then you just might have what it takes to become a Young Champion of the Earth!

Young Champions of the Earth is a forward-looking prize designed to recognize the contributions and breathe life into the ambitions of brilliant young environmentalists. This program is an exciting new initiative to identify young, talented people between the ages of 18 and 30 and to support their inspirations to create positive environmental impact.