Connect For Synergy!

June 05, 2019
01:30 PM to 04:00 PM

A special event for volunteer engagement professionals in Manitoba

In our role as the volunteer centre of Manitoba, we connect with volunteer engagement professionals across Canada to share knowledge, practices and resources and we network with volunteer centres across the country to connect and collaborate.

In May, three staff from VM will be traveling to Ottawa for the week-long 2019 LiVE- Leaders in Volunteer Engagement Conference, and the Volunteer Centre Leadership Forum - hosted by members from the Professional Association of Volunteer Leaders-Ontario's (PAVRO), Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada (VMPC) and Volunteer Canada.

Jackie, Dawn and Tracy will be participating in learning sessions, panel discussions, and also presenting to attendees of the event. They will explore trends, tools, and training designed to position and equip volunteer centres to provide leadership on volunteer engagement in local communities.

We want to take all the information and knowledge that our 3 staff will accumulate collectively at this event and bring it home to Manitoba. We also want to share with you feedback we have received from volunteer engagers from across the province, on what they find challenging when it comes to engaging volunteers, but also what successes they have achieved.

In short, we want to connect for synergy - to ensure that we can support and advocate for volunteer management professionals in Manitoba.

So please join us on June 5th for this special event designed to help support and engage with volunteer engagement professionals here in Manitoba!

A special thank you to Shaun Leonoff, Manager of Volunteer Resources at the Assiniboine Park Conservancy (and a member of VM's board) for her support of this event and for providing the venue.


1:30 - Registration and networking activity

2:00 - Webinar and presentation begins: What we learned at the national conference

2:45 - Trends from our survey

3:00 - Activity - Identify priorities and next steps to support you

4:00 - Conclusion

Who should attend:

Volunteer managers and coordinators, those who supervise volunteers and those interested in volunteer engagement trends and support.


Tracy Douglass, Training Coordinator, Volunteer Manitoba will present and facilitate the activities.


Attending in person? For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations (ex. dietary, scent) please contact Tracy Douglass at 204-477-5180 ext. 222 or Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 1 week prior to the scheduled event.


Assiniboine Park Conservancy (or via webinar)
54 Zoo Drive
Winnipeg MB  R3P 2N7




Tracy Douglass, VM Training Coordinator

Web registration

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