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It’s Almost Symposium Time!

Published: Sep 12, 2023 @ 5:04 PM

We are just 14 days out from the Next. Symposium! On September 27 there will be awesome and relevant conversation around volunteerism in this current space and time. Nine different speakers are going to share their insights into what makes for thriving communities. There are so many wonderful people contributing their ideas.

We are happy to welcome Debbie Maltman from Volunteer Scotland to talk about the intersection between the cost-of-living crisis and volunteerism. Candice Zhang from Ontario Nonprofit Network will speak on decent work in the charitable sector! We will also be talking Gen Z and food security community organizing, check out our event page for the full list of brilliant speakers. If you want to be part of an engaging and inspiring conversation around what the volunteer community is like in 2023 join us!




Next. A symposium on community belonging, engagement and volunteerism

Published: Jul 25, 2023 @ 12:00 PM

Join us on Wednesday, September 27 at 11:00am MST for a symposium  This will undoubtedly be a moment to remember as an extraordinary group of humans who have profound impact in their communities gather to share insights, illuminations and lessons from the past. Take this opportunity to shift your understanding and feel invigorated about the work of compassion and causes. This imagining is meant for anyone and everyone who engages other humans in community work; volunteer managers, grassroots organizers, community leaders, executive directors, board members, civil workers, people who work in the charitable sector, volunteers, people who care about their community but are not really sure what that looks like! 

The symposium will feature ten, 3 minute moments (think TikTok but with the lens of social justice and belonging), a full some space for conversation and parting thoughts. 

To read more about the people involved and register click here

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Connect With Us!

Published: May 2, 2023 @ 12:00 PM

Sharing and learning with our fellow humans is one of our most favourite things here at VolunteerConnector. We love hearing how organizations and communities are navigating the world. It is also fun for us to share what we have been working on! We have some opportunities coming up to create spaces for building understanding and relating. Please feel free to join us for any or all and to let us know at if there is something you want to chat about! 

We know where some volunteers are! 

Festivals, Fairs, Rodeos Oh My!

Tips and Tricks for Boards 

Can I ask you a question? 



Speaker Series- The Post-Secondary Student Volunteer!

Published: Apr 25, 2023 @ 12:00 PM

Fun fact- there are just over 2 million students enrolled in post-secondary institutions in Canada. That means there are many communities where a college or university and the humans who spend time there are part of the fabric. On May 10 @ 11am MST, we are pleased to welcome guest speaker Tyler Sinke, from Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. Tyler works in the Student Life department, as the Campus to Community Coordinator. He has been working in Community Outreach roles since 2017, and has worked closely with volunteers in many different capacities during that time. He has a passion for ongoing learning, and finds the best learning comes from interacting and gathering knowledge from others.

In the session we will discuss key elements of post-secondary student volunteer engagement and retention with a focus on a Volunteer-First mentality. Additionally, we will discuss barriers for student volunteering and possible solutions to overcoming those barriers! 

Register HERE, looking forward to seeing you on May 10! 



2023 Speaker Series! - Wellness For Staff & Volunteers

Published: Jan 19, 2023 @ 9:04 AM

VolunteerConnector is super jazzed to announce the launch of our 2023 Speaker Series! Over the course of the year we will gather with four different special guests each with a unique perspectives on volunteer engagement. It is a chance to learn, spend time with people doing similar work and receive insights to apply to yourself or the volunteer program you engage with.


First up on Tuesday, January 24 at 11:00 MST we welcome Kristie Pshyk! 

Kristie Pshyk is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Organizational Well-being Professional. She has worked in the Corporate Wellness field for over 7 years and will cover:  

  • How to manage change and uncertainty in this "post" covid world
  • Practical tools to manage stress for yourself and your teams​
  • How to introduce the topic of mental health and the importance of psychological safety to your organization​
  • What is burnout and how do we prevent it? 
  • The loneliness epidemic and how to set up your support network​​

This interactive session will leave you inspired to take charge of your mental health and prioritize your wellbeing in 2023. 

Click here to register: 2023 Speaker Series - Registration

If you can't make this one, the next session will be April 26 at 11 MST 'Engaging the Post Secondary Student Volunteer' so mark that one in your calendar. Stay tuned for additional details!



Bridging the Gap - Helping Organizations Connect To Volunteers

Published: Nov 23, 2022 @ 2:15 PM

We continue to hear from organizations across the country that it is harder to find volunteers than ever before. However, as you can see from the image continues to see growth in volunteer traffic.

Join us, December 14th @ 11:00-11:45 (mst),  for a conversation on why this could be happening and how can help organizations overcome some of these challenges. This will be an informal conversational where we will share our thoughts and strategies, but will also look to you to bring yours.




Volunteer Recruiting & Organizing In A Post-Pandemic World

Published: Sep 13, 2022 @ 8:46 AM

You are invited to a webinar hosted on Zoom by our very own Katie Dodd - Volunteer Recruiting and Organizing in a Post-Pandemic World - a session designed to help you make the most of the powerful tools the VolunteerConnector has to make every recruitment effort that much more successful.

  • Did you know that volunteer interests are shifting at a rapid pace?
  • Did you know that there is an increase of volunteers this year looking for that right opportunity that fits them just right?

Join Katie on September 27th at 10:30am (mst) to learn more.