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Blue January? We don't think so!

Published: Feb 2, 2021 @ 1:07 PM

January has not been blah or blue! We have had four Januarys on VolunteerConnector and here is what we know from that: 

This January with varied and widespread restrictions across the country, humans are still seeking connections through doing good work in their community. January 2021 actually looks remarkably pre-pandemic.

In order to make sure VolunteerConnector is reflective of the needs of the community it archives postings after 90 days. Here is the catch . . . organizations have the ability to retire their posting once their opportunity has filled! This graph compares the number of opportunities taken down by organizations in each January (2018-2021).

More organizations archiving their own opportunities means more volunteers finding places to share their skills. 

Also "Blue Monday" was the busiest day of the week on the Connector . . . so this all seems like a pretty good way to start the year!



Tips & Tricks Session

Published: Jan 25, 2021 @ 1:52 PM

We want you to get the most out of your experience on VolunteerConnector. Did you know we run quick tip sessions? The first session of 2021 is on February 3. This is a chance for you to learn a little bit more and ask any questions you might have. 

Register here and we will send you the zoom link! 

If this session does not work for you, get in touch and we are happy to chat! 



Sharing the Responsibility for Decolonization

Published: Jan 19, 2021 @ 9:49 AM

You may be wondering what we at VolunteerConnector do when we are not working with organizations doing wonderful work in the world and volunteers who are impacting their communities. We do a lot of walking and running but we also love podcasts!

Here is one we think is awesome and we think you should know about, featuring the very knowledgeable Tim Fox.

"Sharing the Responsibility for Decolonization"

If you have heard something you think we would enjoy, let us know! 



Here We Go 2021!

Published: Jan 13, 2021 @ 3:21 PM

New year and everyone is getting back into the swing of things. If you are reading this as an organization that means you are looking forward to the year and what sort of needs, you might have to change your volunteer team. If you are a human who wants to utilize their skills and abilities, you are on the lookout for opportunities to suit your needs and availability. 

Every single opportunity posted on gets views. Each and every one! So there really is an opportunity for everyone looking and there is a great fit for every organization. 

Here is to another 2,215,214 connections between humans wanting to do good in their community and organizations working on making the world better. 



Youquest & Volunteering

Published: Dec 1, 2020 @ 1:12 PM

If you are looking for something to listen to check out Youquest on CBC Radio.  From their founding Youquest recognized and embraced the value that volunteers would hold in their organization; they have continued to use VolunteerConnector as they have grown over the past couple years. Their impactful program is now being replicated in different parts of the country! Just another example of humans seeing a need in their community, rallying together to do good and using technology to bring others along!



Thriving & Adapting in a Pandemic

Published: Nov 17, 2020 @ 9:06 AM

Two different organizations, different scopes of work, different causes, different cities. Both Better Environments and ARKS used VolunteerConnector to thrive and adapt in uncertain times.  



Accessibility Renovations for Kids is an established organization in Calgary, whose goal is to ease the daily lives of children with mobility challenges by renovating or modifying their family home. They started this year with 3 volunteers, they were up to 65 by Thanksgiving and plan to have 120 humans engaged with their cause by Christmas. VolunteerConnector enabled them to develop specialized teams and bring people who cared about their cause together.  



At the beginning of 2020 Mac McAlear was a university student, 8 months into a global pandemic and she is now a CEO of an organization that operates in 4 cities across Canada and has volunteers from around the world. Better Environments recognized the need for people to get outside and do something in their communities. They used VolunteerConnector to expand their reach and empower people to take responsibility for the environment within their community.  



We've Done It Again

Published: Oct 30, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

Well the VolunteerConnector has been up and awesome for a couple years. In that time we’ve made tweaks here and there and added features that made it better for volunteer and organizations! We decided it was a time to refresh the Postings page. This was done with lots of consideration, research, data and insights from organizations/regional partners. What has changed?

  • We have streamlined- time is a valuable commodity, now you can only fill out the sections that you need to. 
  • We have made posting happen with just one click, no more scrolling to choose draft or later. 
  • We have made it more mobile friendly so it’s easier to post an opportunity on the go. 
  • Best for last ... an audience section that lets you target where you want to recruit from! 

Login to your profile to check it out, there is help text to guide you along but you probably won’t need it! If you need help or have questions we are here to help -



New Feature: Track Your Impact

Published: Oct 20, 2020 @ 10:21 AM

We are constantly evaluating and investing in the VolunteerConnector to make sure it is working for organizations, volunteers, and regional partners. We have added an awesome new feature called "Verify Hours" which allows volunteers and organizations to track the impact they have on each other. Check it out today by logging onto your profile!



Storytelling on the Connector

Published: Sep 22, 2020 @ 3:56 PM

This is what happens when 2 great organizations; Storytelling Alberta and Calgary Senior Resource Society have an awesome idea and use VolunteerConnector to find people with the skills they need!

CBC News Article - "Storytellers Connect With Seniors"

Hooray for creating a bright spot in the lives of older adults!



One Great Addition!

Published: Sep 10, 2020 @ 3:58 PM

Did You Know?Did You Know?

Via the VolunteerConnector, it takes less than 2 weeks for organizations to connect with humans who share a passion for their cause and meet their requirements.  


That means 157 people viewing the opportunity, 7 people applying (using the wondrous one click application function) and one great addition to your organization! 



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