Dealing with Difficult Volunteers

April 11, 2018
01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

How do we handle those volunteers that are causing some problems or are no longer invested in the organization? From non-compliance to undermining their fellow volunteers, we need to deal with what is going on so that it doesn't continue but more importantly, so it does not adversely affect our other volunteers. This workshop will look at bad behaviours and how to correct them and strengthen our volunteer base.

Who Should Attend?

Volunteer program directors, coordinators, Executive Directors, and supporting staff who supervise volunteers. This is an essential workshop for community groups developing or changing their volunteer recruitment and retention systems.

About the Trainer

Dawn Bourbonnais is Volunteer Manitoba's Manager of Communications & Outreach. She oversees VM's internal and external communications, manages the website and referral services, and is responsible for increasing awareness of Volunteer Manitoba's mission - to encourage and promote volunteerism across the province. She also manages Volunteer Manitoba's social media profiles.

Prior to working for Volunteer Manitoba, Ms. Bourbonnais spent the past 13 years working in the not-for-profit and arts sector, most recently in the music and film industries. She is a communications specialist with a talent for interpreting what others mean to say and what some want to hear.

Dawn has also managed volunteers for a many festival and community events held in Winnipeg, and is especially fond of the volunteers at the Jazz Winnipeg Festival (whom she has been managing since 2004).


Volunteer Manitoba
410 - 5 Donald Street
Winnipeg MB  R3L 2T4




Dawn Bourbonnais

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