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Leading with Intention: Employer-Supported Volunteering in Canada

Employer-Supported Volunteering has quickly become a mainstream practice among today’s top employers. This document the showcases the benefits and trials of employer-supported volunteering (ESV); shows how small and mid-sized businesses can connect with community; and how they can develop this area of their organization. This resource highlights the ESV programs of Volunteer Canada’s Corporate Council on Volunteering Members. The profiles show what strong cross-sectoral partnerships can accomplish and reinforce the message that a diversity of strategies is best in meeting the range of realities, expectations, goals, and needs in communities across the country.  Click here for French Version.

Ten Not-for-profit Trends to Watch in 2015

 With the start of the new year, the nonprofit sector may witness some emerging trends. Your organization should be aware of the possible developments, progressions and news impacting the nonprofit industry. Knowing about these important topics can help you and your nonprofit launch into a successful 2015.

Canada Anti-Spam Legislation Consent Form Template

With Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation coming into effect July 1, there is a need for volunteer centres and your network of organizations to obtain explicit consent from individuals in order to send out various electronic messages, whether it be newsletters, special events, or donation requests. Click here for directions on using the Google CASL template. 

Volunteer Resource Guide (PDF)

This guide has been created as a tool for non-profit and volunteer based organizations in and around the City of Grande Prairie. After hosting several workshops and filtering telephone inquiries to appropriate agencies, the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau (GPVSB) felt compelled to produce a useful document that compiled relevant local information.

Information contained in this guide is concise so that it can be found and used easily. The guide was not intended to re-write general information on volunteerism or volunteer management. For more in depth information on a given topic, please refer to the resources and links mentioned throughout this guide.

The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvment (PDF)

The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement provides voluntary and not-for-profit organizations with a philosophical framework for involving volunteers at the governance, leadership and direct service levels. The Code outlines the values, principles, and standards for effective volunteer practices within organizations. It also includes the Organization Standards Checklist, which will assist organizations to evaluate and improve their volunteer program

Leadership Grant Program

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation Leadership Grants Program provides funding for professional development opportunities for staff and volunteers who work at small- to medium-registered charitable organizations in Canada.... 

 

Police Information Checks

Police Information Checks (PDF)

When working with vulnerable persons, such as children and youth, the disabled, or the elderly, a Police Information Check (formerly known as a Criminal Records Check) is often required. Fortunately for not-for-profit organizations in Grande Prairie, our RCMP detachment provide PICs to those looking to seek a voluntary position free of charge if they present a verifying letter from the organization.

Recently, the process to obtain a Police Information Check has changed. While still free of charge, the organization must be clear of which level of Information Check the volunteer needs and must specify this in their verifying letter. Please click the link below for more information on the process of obtaining a Police Information Check.

Volunteer Referral

Volunteer Opportunity Listings

Volunteer listings are available on the VSB website. Volunteers may contact organizations directly or sign up online. To post your volunteer opportunity please click here.

VSB Internal Volunteer Database

Organizations can request a report of possible volunteers based on interests (i.e. working with animals). From our internal database of volunteers, the VSB can generate a report for the requesting organization, at which time the organization may contact the individuals and recruit new volunteers.

Track your Volunteer Work! Click here.

The Resource Centre

The GPVSB offers a variety of additional services and resources to the community including:

  • Low cost, self-serve photocopying for non-profits (please call for rates and to book a time)
  • Customized presentations on volunteerism to schools, youth groups, employers, special interest groups, etc.
  • Community information bulletin board in our office and on our website
  • Loan of books and resources on various volunteer related topics
  • Loan of projector
  • Loan of display boards
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