Volunteers

Family Learning Hand Book (1997)

This manual chronicles the Lockeport and Area Family Learning Program`s experience in creating and implementing their family learning program.

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1997-01-01

Testing the Balance: 50/50 Management in a Volunteer Tutor Program (1996)

Findings of a project dealing with the balance of an organization`s resources directed towards recruitment, assessment and training of volunteers and students, and the resources directed towards retention of existing volunteers and students.

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1996-01-01

Family Volunteering: The Ties That Bind (1995)

An Introduction to Preparing Your Agency for Family Volunteers

Volunteer Centres and Bureaux across Canada recruit and refer volunteers to a wide range of human service organizations in their communities. For the United Nations International Year of the Family in 1994, the Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener-Waterloo and Area decided to highlight the potential of families volunteering together.

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1995-01-01

Volunteering for Work Experience (1994)

What can volunteering offer people who are looking for paid employment? That is the central theme of this article, which briefly outlines the connection between volunteering and employment.

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1994-01-01

A Springboard to Tomorrow: (1994)

Creating Volunteer Programs for Young People that Encourage the Development of Skills

The ultimate aim of this book is to encourage more youth involvement in Canadian voluntary organizations. Given their mandate to promote volunteerism at the community level, volunteer centres are seen as the primary target audience.

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1994-01-01

How to Estimate the Economic Contribution of Volunteer Work (1994)

It is sometimes useful for a voluntary organization to be able to calculate the value of volunteer time donated to it or to the voluntary sector as a whole. Such calculations can gain public good will by showing the hard dollar value of the voluntary sector's contribution to the community.

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1994-01-01

Volunteering in the Workplace: (1993)

How to Promote Employee Volunteerism

This guide is intended for volunteer centres and other voluntary organizations at the local level. It examines:
a) the advantages of promoting employee volunteerism in your community;
b) the reasons why companies get involved and the potential benefits to their employees;
c) various ways in which companies of all types can encourage volunteerism among their employees; and

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1993-01-01

Why People Volunteer (1992)

"Why People Volunteer" is an anecdotal study that takes a new look at volunteer motivation, satisfactions and dissatisfactions. It seeks to link findings from recent North American surveys about volunteerism with actual volunteer work experiences. It was an experiment of sorts, meant to increase understanding of what motivates people to volunteer and what keeps them coming back.

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1992-01-01

Bridges to the Future (1992)

Supported Programs for Volunteers with Special Needs

The aim of ‘supported' volunteer programs is to involve people who have special needs arising out of disabilities or disadvantaged circumstances and keep them involved in volunteering. This document discusses the concept of supported volunteerism, examines factors in the success of programs supporting volunteers with special needs, and addresses key issues and challenges related to supported volunteerism.

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1992-01-01

Stronger Together (1991)

Recruiting and Working with Ethnocultural Volunteers

This manual has been written to help voluntary organizations make their programs attractive and accessible to ethnic minority volunteers. Many organizations were already aware of the wealth of skills and experience that minority volunteers possess, but wanted suggestions on how to incorporate new methods into their existing programs.

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1991-01-01

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