Volunteer work

Civic Engagement for Immigrant Women (2009)

This guide for women who have recently moved to Canada provides information on how to become part of the community and get involved in decision-making processes. It includes information on individual rights and responsibilities in Canada; voting; contacting local government officials; becoming involved in activities at a child’s school; voicing an opinion on important matters; and getting involved in the community as a volunteer.

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2011-10-25

Community Works Handbook (2008)

This handbook is designed for adult learners who are doing volunteer placements as a means of strengthening their skills and preparing for paid employment.

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2010-08-31

Toward a Labour Force Strategy for Canada's Voluntary & Non-profit Sector (2008)

There is growing concern about the labour force challenges facing the voluntary and non-profit sector. There are more signs that organizations are less and less able to recruit the talent they need in today’s tightening labour market and are also experiencing difficulty retaining employees.

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2008-06-17

Building Capacity to Attract and Retain Literacy Volunteers (2005)

A Research Report

READ Saskatoon, a community-based volunteer literacy organization, like many literacy organizations in Canada, is experiencing significant challenges in recruiting and retaining tutor volunteers. The research project presented in this report was designed to contribute to READ Saskatoon’s ongoing efforts to build organizational learning capacity to meet literacy needs in Saskatoon.

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2008-03-27

Knowledge Mobilization in Youth Led Groups (2006)

This project will research knowledge mobilization in youth led groups. A tremendous amount of literature exists about the potential of young people as volunteers and the rich contributions that they can make to organizations and more importantly community. The linking of community development and youth development offers tremendous opportunities but is not without its challenges.

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2007-08-03

How to Work with Volunteers (2005)

You can in the Yukon!

Many Yukon organizations including First Nation Governments use volunteers to help in the workplace and at special events in the community. Volunteers are people who have decided to give something back to their community by donating their time and skills. Organizations that use volunteers don't always spend enough time preparing to make their volunteer programs run smoothly.

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2007-07-26

Policy Internships and Fellowships (2003)

Bringing the Policy Dialogue Between Voluntary Organizations and the Federal Government

This is a report on a pilot program initiated by the Capacity Joint Table of the Voluntary Sector Initiative, namely the Policy Internships and Fellowships (PIAF) Pilot Program.

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2007-04-10

Setting the Compass (1999)

A Program development and evaluation tool for volunteer programs in Alberta

This document is the final product of the Alberta Literacy Program Standards (ALPS) Project.

ALPS was a project of the Association of Literacy Coordinators of Alberta, and was funded by the National Literacy Secretariat.

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2005-11-14

Volunteering: A Traditional Canadian Value (1998)

The spirit of volunteerism in Canada is rooted in the traditions and values of the pioneers who built this country, and it is inspired by the concept of mutual help and co-operation that lies at the heart of Native societies.

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1998-01-01

Publicity! (1998)

How You Can Publicize Volunteerism and National Volunteer Week In Your Community

This guide has been developed to help smaller volunteer centres and other voluntary organizations use the media to publicize activities that promote volunteerism at the community level.

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1998-01-01

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