Volunteer

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

How to Train Homework Club Volunteers (2007)

A Frontier College Tutor's Guide

Frontier College developed this guide as an aid for those involved in training volunteer homework club tutors. The purpose of tutor training is to extend tutors’ knowledge, strengthen their skills and increase their confidence so they feel prepared to tutor. This resource guide has been designed for both new and experienced facilitators.

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2008-03-26

Monitoring Tools: Monitoring Tools for Volunteer Tutor Programs (2006)

Project Literacy Victoria

From the Ground Up (FGU) is a project of Research in Practice in Adult Literacy (BC), in partnership with Literacy BC, that helps practitioners develop tools to evaluate their community-based programs and facilitate the reporting process. This document is one in a series that describes monitoring tools that have been developed by different BC communities.

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2008-02-07

Ready, Set, KNOW (2003)

A Handbook for New Tutors

Many new tutors who volunteer with literacy networks feel nervous, scared or anxious and frequently wonder what they have gotten themselves into. This handbook tries to bridge the gap between a new tutor joining a literacy program and beginning his or her tutor training program.

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2008-02-01

Volunteer Handbook (2007)

The Barrie Literacy Council works with adults in its community to improve their basic reading, writing, and math skills and helps them use these skills in everyday living. This handbook provides Council volunteers with information about the Council, its function and purpose and includes formation about volunteer positions, membership, fund raising, training, as well as a variety of administrative information.

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2008-01-30

Opening Doors (1992)

Thoughts and Experiences of Community Literacy Workers in Alberta

This document is a collection of thoughts and experiences of community literacy workers in Alberta and includes some of the history of the grassroots literacy movement in Alberta.

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2007-08-13

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

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