5 Areas of Focus
Created specifically to address the unique challenges in five areas*, the specialized workshops will equip volunteer managers and coordinators across Ontario with information, skills and resources to help build capacity in their own volunteer programs. Choose to learn in-person at one of 25 FREE workshops hosted across the province, or go online to learn at your own pace.
Festivals and Fairs
How do you recruit, train and retain the best volunteers each festival season? This workshop will increase organizational knowledge of volunteer management, address the challenges and opportunities in seasonal recruitment, and help festival managers create effective and engaging training to retain more volunteers each year. Register now.
Hospital Programs and Associations
Recruiting the right volunteers into programs and auxiliaries is essential to giving your hospital the best support possible. This workshop will consider effective strategies for long-term engagement, how to create and maintain boundaries with volunteers, and how to get staff support to help build your program’s capacity. Register now.
Long-Term Care Homes and Hospice Programs
When volunteer roles are emotionally demanding, establishing and enforcing boundaries can be difficult. This workshop will include strategies for creating and maintaining effective boundaries with vulnerable clients, and how you can tackle negative perceptions of volunteering in long-term care and hospices for more effective volunteer recruitment and retention. Register now.
How do you recruit and retain mentors with the skills and personalities to help mentees thrive? This workshop will address off-site supervision of mentoring matches, building and maintaining boundaries in mentoring relationships, and how match managers and coordinators can develop effective programs from the start. Register now.
Sports Leagues and Associations
Do you consider parents, players and paying members of your league volunteers? This workshop will examine who is considered a volunteer in sports organizations and what it means to manage them, how seasonal sports can affect your leagues ability to effectively engage the right volunteers, and how effective training can help retain volunteers year after year. Register now.
*Areas of focus were determined through an in-depth needs assessment, in consultation with provincial associations and communities.
Find a Workshop Near You
In-person workshops will be delivered by Volunteer Toronto, in partnership with volunteer centres across Ontario. Select an area of focus below to find and register for an in-person workshop near you.
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Learn at your own pace, with modules designed for urban centre and rural community perspectives. Click below to go directly to the course on the OVCN Learning Space. Create an account, choose your area of work (sub-sector), then get started!
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