Volunteer Managers' Network - A valuable opportunity for volunteer managers and coordinators to learn from each other and discuss current issues or trends. This network is open to all VAC member organizations, and their guests upon request.
Next Volunteer Managers' Network meetings:
Date: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
Place: Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo
(Career Centre on Lodge Street in Waterloo - To Be Confirmed)
Time: 11:30 – 1:30
Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Place: Sunnyside Home, Franklin Avenue, Kitchener
Time: 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Topic: Recognition of Volunteer Managers – time to re-charge!
To register, please contact Dianne.
2013 ChangeTheWorld: Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge campaign: April 21 – May 20, 2013
This is the 6th annual event to encourage and acknowledge youth volunteerism in our province. See the Press Release for more details about our local campaign or visit our youth page. This event is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration in partnership with the Ontario Voluntary Centre Network. Links: Campaign website, YouTube channel, Twitter and Facebook
National Volunteer Week
This special week is an annual celebration of the spirit and energy of volunteers who make a difference in the lives of those they serve. The combined effect of Canada’s 11.5 million volunteers is a force that shapes our nation. We celebrate National Volunteer Week as a way to thank and honour Canada's past and present volunteers. Interested in learning more? Visit Volunteer Canada's National Volunteer Week site to learn more about this international campaign.
Fall Volunteer Fair
The Volunteer Fair connects local organizations to hundreds of volunteers over the course of the day at Conestoga Mall in a friendly and low-key environment on a Saturday each September. It's a great way to find a new volunteer opportunity that matches the time and talents you have to share, and meet great people!
International Volunteer Managers' Day - November 5
Behind the army of volunteers are an equally dedicated group of individuals and agencies who are responsible for the coordination, support, training, administration, and recruitment of the world's volunteers: skilled professionals who are adept at taking singular passion and turning it into effective action. We celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day on November 5th each year. For more information, click here.
International Volunteer Day - December 5
This date is officially recognized by the United Nations as a day on which volunteers around the world are recognized and celebrated for their contributions and dedication. Did you know that December 5th, 2000 was the official launch of 2001: International Year of Volunteers? To learn more, click here.