Introduction to Volunteer Management (3 Days)

March 17, 2020 09:00 AM to March 19, 2020 04:00 PM

This workshop will provide staff and volunteers an opportunity to examine and practice the organizational and HR skills necessary to meet the challenges of a changing volunteer environment.

March 17, 18 & 19, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day

Over the course of 3 days, this workshop will focus on imparting current best practices in volunteer management while helping participants develop and improve the competencies required to manage a strong volunteer program. Participants will develop a clear understanding of the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement, and how organizations (of all sizes) can implement the core components of the CCVI: the value of volunteer involvement, the guiding principles for volunteer involvement and the organizational standards of practice.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Trends in Volunteerism
  • Planning and Positioning your Volunteer Program
  • Risk Management and Screening Volunteers
  • Job Design
  • Marketing and Volunteer Recruitment
  • Volunteer Orientation and Training
  • Performance Management
  • Volunteer Retention and Recognition

Participants will have an opportunity to network with other volunteer engagers and become familiar with current resources on the topic of volunteer management.

Who should attend?

This workshop is recommended for volunteer managers, staff and leadership volunteers who are responsible for the recruitment, management and recognition of volunteers within their organization or group.

Facilitator:

Dawn Bourbonnais is Volunteer Manitoba's Manager of Communications & Outreach and is responsible for increasing awareness of Volunteer Manitoba's mission - to encourage and promote volunteerism across the province.

Dawn oversees VM's internal and external communications strategies, maintains the website and social media platforms, delivers presentations and organizes community outreach, and manages VM's referral services. She works closely with volunteer managers across Manitoba, and provides advice and support on issues relating to volunteer management.

Prior to working for Volunteer Manitoba, Dawn spent over 15 years working in the not-for-profit and arts sector, specifically in the music and film sectors. She is a member of Volunteer Canada's National Council of Volunteer Centres and currently sits on the board of VMPC (Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada).

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 worked with for over 13 years).

Accommodation:

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations (eg. allergies, scent) please contact Tracy Douglass at 204-477-5180 ext. 222 or tracy.douglass@volunteermanitoba.ca. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 1 week prior to the scheduled event.

Location:

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

Cost:

$400.00

Facilitator:

Dawn Bourbonnais

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