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Volunteer Canada is holding its 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.
Register now
Click here to see the AGM agenda.
For more information about the AGM, please contact Alyson Olsheski by email at or by phone at 1-800-670-0401 ext. 260.
Upcoming Webinars
Wednesday, September 15, 12-1pm ET
Promoting Community Engagement to Customers:
TELUS’s Day of G
ivingEarlier this year, TELUS hosted their annual TELUS Days of Giving in May, inviting all team members, customers, partners, and Canadians to join in the movement. Attend this webinar to learn why and how they delivered this campaign and get some tips on how your company can target an audience beyond your employee base.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Speaker Series registration open

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 / 10am – 1pm PST / on Zoom


Volunteer Connector Step-by Step Guide for Organizations

Create an Organizations Profile:

You can start using the VolunteerConnector and begin recruiting volunteers right away by following the steps below:

Create a Profile for your Volunteer Organization 

  1. Go to:
  2. Click on VolunteerConnector
  3. Enter your email address
  4. Fill out the quick form. If you don’t have quick access to your charitable registration number just enter “Volunteer Burnaby Member” in the proof of Non-Profit Status field.
  5. Check your email to confirm registration 
  6. Create your password and log onto your Organization Dashboard 
  7. Fill in the Organization Profile
  8. Add Administrators
  9. Once you have created an Organizational Profile, you can begin recruiting Volunteers. To create a Volunteer Posting: 
  10. Go to your Organization Dashboard (if you are not still on it)
  11. Click on ‘Create New Posting’ 
  12. Fill in the volunteer posting template – make sure to check out the tips on the side of the template to create the most attractive posting.
  13. Activate Posting or Click on Publish Later
  14. Wait to hear from interested community members

Volunteer BC News

The news of the Indigenous children killed in a residential school in Kamloops, the community of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc is devastating. Indigenous communities across Canada are in mourning. Our friends at the Federation of Community Social Services of BC have put together a RESOURCE PAGE for those colleagues and community members who are hurting and actions for allies to take. Thank you to the Federation for putting together these important resources and how we can take action to support these communities.
Support Resources include:

  • Indigenous communities to reach out to their local Friendship Centre community 
  • Residential School Crisis Line 24-hour support line
  • Mental health and emotional support programs

Ways to take action: 

Training Fund Opportunities

The Federation of Community Social Services of BC (FCSS) launched 2 training fund opportunities to address training needs and skill gaps identified in the Social Services Labour Market Research Project.  

Training Grants – Organizations may apply for Education Individual Grant (up to $1500) and the Organizational Training Grant (up to $10,000). The Organizational Training Grant has three different application windows—each devoted to a different topic theme.Training Workshops – A series of free or subsidized training workshops and seminars open to all community social service organizations in BC. An ongoing selection of workshops and seminars will take place between March 2021 and March 2022.

Speakers Wanted! 
Proposals are now being accepted until March 15 to be a presenter for the Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference  presented by AL!VE, Better Impact, and VMPC on October 19 & 20. 

Charity Village

Charity Village Crowdfunding Tool
GoFundMe Charity is shutting down. Learn how to reduce the impact on your organization and fundraising goals with the CharityVillage Crowdfunding. The unique tools and platform offers features that nonprofits and charities need from their crowdfunding technology.

Volunteer Management Training

New to managing volunteers? Need a refresher? Check out the following VIRTUAL Volunteer Management Training:
Volunteer Burnaby – Volunteer Resources Administration Online Training
Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives – April 20 (virtual) Effective Organizational Leadership for Pandemic Times presented by Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives and Trinity Western  University. Participants will gain an understanding of actionable practices to help their leadership thrive, even in challenging times.

Volunteer Burnaby Virtual YouTube Series @volunteerburnavy

The Volunteer Burnaby Virtual Series is a collection of online performances, webinars, and tutorials created by Burnaby’s volunteers! Tune into our YouTube channel every week for new and exclusive content here

If you are interested in submitting content for the VB Virtual Series or any other volunteer opportunities and would like more information, please contact us at

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