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Celebrating with one of Canada’s oldest volunteer centres / Célébrons avec l’un des plus vieux centres d’action bénévole au Canada

Par Volunteer Canada à 9:10 am Tuesday, May, 23 2017 • 0 Commentaires

On April 24th, Volunteer Canada was pleased to participate in the celebration of National Volunteer Week and the 50th anniversary Volunteer West Island in Montreal. With an impressive attendance of over 300 people, including representatives from 69 local organizations and all levels of government, it was a festive and up-beat affair.

12th Annual Volunteer Impact Awards / 12e Prix annuels sur l’impact bénévole

Par Volunteer Canada à 2:22 pm Tuesday, May, 16 2017 • 0 Commentaires

The 12th Annual Volunteer Impact Awards were hosted by the Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area during National Volunteer Week. The Gala Dinner recognized 14 volunteers, groups, businesses, and programs that have made a significant contribution to volunteerism in Waterloo Region. Recipients ranged from a newcomer youth to a team of stroke survivors. During the Volunteer Action Centre’s 30th Anniversary year (2014) an award of merit was established to enable the Centre to recognize broad, overarching contributions to volunteerism.

9 things charities want companies to know about asking to volunteer / 9 choses que les organismes charitables en quête de bénévoles veulent que les entreprises sachent

Par Volunteer Canada à 9:40 am Wednesday, May, 10 2017 • 0 Commentaires

Requests for 100 employee volunteer spots in a single day.

Looking for some way to pitch in… next week.

Volunteers keen to plant trees, without a budget for supplies.

Community organizations get a lot of requests from companies looking for volunteer opportunities for their employees – some get dozens of offers of support monthly. While always well-intentioned, sometimes company requests are simply not possible to meet, and put the community organization under stress. 

Trending NVW Topics on Twitter / Sujets Courants de la SAB sur Twitter

Par Volunteer Canada à 10:14 am Tuesday, May, 02 2017 • 0 Commentaires

Happy National Volunteer Week! Volunteering, Eh? How do you recognize volunteering in 2017? With the end of National Volunteer Week 2017, we wanted to highlight the trending topics and comments discussed on our social media platforms.

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, and the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, share their thoughts of NVW through social media:

National Volunteer Week Crossword Puzzle No. 7 / Mots croisés no. 7 de la Semaine de l’action bénévole

Par Volunteer Canada à 8:47 am Saturday, Apr, 29 2017 • 0 Commentaires

Happy National Volunteer Week!

To celebrate all volunteers and to get you thinking more deeply about volunteering, during NVW Volunteer Canada will release a series of crossword puzzles that reveal the impacts, benefits and diverse ways Canadians are involved in communities. Some answers may be obvious, while others may cause you to stop and say: “Volunteering, Eh?”

National Volunteer Week Crossword Puzzle No. 6 / Mots croisés no. 6 de la Semaine de l’action bénévole

Par Volunteer Canada à 8:42 am Friday, Apr, 28 2017 • 0 Commentaires

Happy National Volunteer Week!

To celebrate all volunteers and to get you thinking more deeply about volunteering, during NVW Volunteer Canada will release a series of crossword puzzles that reveal the impacts, benefits and diverse ways Canadians are involved in communities. Some answers may be obvious, while others may cause you to stop and say: “Volunteering, Eh?”

National Volunteer Week Crossword Puzzle No. 5 / Mots croisés no. 5 de la Semaine de l’action bénévole

Par Volunteer Canada à 10:00 am Thursday, Apr, 27 2017 • 0 Commentaires

Happy National Volunteer Week!

To celebrate all volunteers and to get you thinking more deeply about volunteering, during NVW Volunteer Canada will release a series of crossword puzzles that reveal the impacts, benefits and diverse ways Canadians are involved in communities. Some answers may be obvious, while others may cause you to stop and say: “Volunteering, Eh?”

Recognizing Individual Social Responsibility / Reconnaissance de la responsabilité sociale individuelle

Par Volunteer Canada à 12:56 pm Wednesday, Apr, 26 2017 • 0 Commentaires

Canadians see volunteering as a vital component to building strong and connected communities. While they continue to engage in communities in diverse ways, many do not necessarily consider “informal activities” to be volunteering.

There is a momentum building globally to expand the definition of volunteering to include informal volunteering, organic movements and the many ways that people put their values into action.

National Volunteer Week Crossword Puzzle No. 4 / Mots croisés no. 4 de la Semaine de l’action bénévole

Par Volunteer Canada à 8:46 am Wednesday, Apr, 26 2017 • 0 Commentaires

Happy National Volunteer Week!

To celebrate all volunteers and to get you thinking more deeply about volunteering, during NVW Volunteer Canada will release a series of crossword puzzles that reveal the impacts, benefits and diverse ways Canadians are involved in communities. Some answers may be obvious, while others may cause you to stop and say: “Volunteering, Eh?”

Working Together for the Common Good / Travailler ensemble pour le bien commun

Par Volunteer Canada à 2:05 pm Tuesday, Apr, 25 2017 • 0 Commentaires

As part of National Volunteer Week (April 23 to 29), His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will host Working Together for the Common Good: The Governor General’s Conference on Giving at Rideau Hall, on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (EDT) Paula Speevak is attending on behalf of Volunteer Canada.

This one-day, national conference will focus on three major themes:

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