This collection of resources have been compiled to help you get the most out of a volunteer experience by providing key information, setting out best practices and building understanding of how we can improve our ability to connect with our communities.



Contribute to Volunteerism in Canada! Take five minutes to complete our micro volunteer opportunity so we can learn about volunteerism in your area: Canadian Volunteerism Survey

Our active research projects include volunteerism in:

  1. City of Toronto
  2. BC's Lower Mainland (if you live there you know that includes Vancouver - Richmond - Burnaby through to Surrey - Langley - Abbottsford).
  3. Comox Valley (including Comox and Courtenay)

Canadian Volunteerism Survey



July 2019 - Economic Value of Volunteering

May 2019 - What Volunteers are Interested in Doing?

April 2019 - Representing Volunteers in Alberta

Contact us if you're interested in having us conduct similar research in your area



Volunteer Screening - looking to understand the things organizations will consider when thinking about who they need as part of their volunteer team. Check out the 10 Steps to Screening.

Police Information Check - some organizations require a Police Information Check as part of their screening process, this resource explains why that's important! Calgary Police Service also has a great video that walks you through their online process.

Corporate Engagement - are you and your team looking to volunteer? Managing a large group of people can be a challenge. Follow the steps in this document to ensure that your corporate engagement is a mutual successful for your team and the organization.

Volunteering on a Board - so you want to join a board? Well there is a number of resources available out there that you can review to start or help your journey to effectively serving on a board.

Bad Volunteer Experience - did you have a bad experience?  Please note that we do not investigate or intervene in individual situations, but this document outlines some broad steps you can take.

Newcomer Guide 1 and Newcomer Guide 2  - this is for you if you are new to Canada and if you work with new Canadians. Helpful resources that provide a great list of services available to make the transition easier.  


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