June 2020

Free Webinar

Volunteer BC and several local volunteer management experts will be hosting a webinar on Transitioning to Virtual Volunteer Engagement - June 25, 12-1pm.

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, volunteer programs have to shift gears in how volunteers help and are supported. 

  • Learn from local non-profit professionals on how they have developed virtual volunteering programs and managed virtual volunteers.
  • Hear innovative examples on virtual volunteer roles.
  • Share some of your virtual programming ideas during this interactive panel discussion.

 

Space is limited. REGISTER HERE

 

REMINDER - COVID-19 GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Time is running out to apply for the The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund. This fund supports community organizations helping vulnerable people during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Community organizations may apply for funds through: Canadian Red Cross or Community Foundations of Canada's or to their local United Way Centraide.

SURVEY RESULTS: Managing Volunteers During Covid-19

 

Volunteering during the COVID-19 Pandemic is not volunteering as usual. 

A short survey was sent to all organizations across BC and the results show that the pandemic has drastically changed the way volunteers are managed. Along with lack of funding as a top concern, organizations are worried about retaining volunteers, loss of senior manpower and transitioning to virtual volunteer management. Check out our Survey Snapshot on some of the common challenges during the pandemic.

Volunteer BC has an important role to play. We will continue to be an advocate and collaborate with like-minded partners and develop resources and other training materials based on some of the concerns shared with us.