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Leading Volunteers: Foundations in Volunteer Management (1-day in person + 6-Weeks on-line)

Volunteer Victoria

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Volunteer Victoria Member Agency 8m $299.00 $21.88 $16.04
Non-Member Agency 8m $399.00 $28.99 $21.40

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Leading Volunteers: Foundations in Volunteer management

This is a 6 week online course that you do at your own pace, beginning with a mandatory 1 day session on Sept 19th, from 10am-3pm.

Volunteers are an integral part of the fabric of Canadian society. In 2010, 13.3 million people in Canada (47% of the population) volunteered a total of 2.07 billion hours.[1]

The number of volunteers is growing faster than the Canadian population. With this expansion comes the increasingly urgent need for organizations to have in place transparent and professional volunteer engagement and management practices.

Who this course is for: Whether you’re thinking about entering the volunteer management field, are new to the practice or have several years of experience managing a volunteer program this course will ground you in recognized best practices, expose you to trends in the field and offer you effective management approaches.

 The program begins with a one-day face-to-face launch and six weeks of on-line learning. Participants should plan to invest an average of 5-10 hours per week over the duration of the program.

During that time, through collaborative assignments, personal reflection, and structured activities participants will learn how to:

  • plan a successful volunteer program,
  • recruit and screen potential volunteers,
  • orient, train, supervise and recognize volunteers effectively within your program, and
  • evaluate and market your program effectively.
  • organizational readiness and planning
  • risk assessment and mitigation
  • recruiting and retaining volunteers that align with the organization
  • leading the volunteer initiative
  • building capacity to train and supervise
  • recognizing unique volunteer contributions

The approaches and materials address the core competencies identified for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA)ethics; organizational management; human resource management; accountability, and leadership and advocacy. Course credit may also be applied towards the Camosun College Certificate in Leadership Development

  • Wednesday September 12th 2018 Course Opens Online
  • Wednesday September 19th 2018 10am -3pm face to face introduction to the course (location TBA)
  • Course work runs from Sept 12th -October 16th 2018 and the course site will be available until Oct 30th 2018


Since joining Volunteer Victoria as Executive Director in 2011, Lisa Mort-Putland has helped individuals explore their motivations for volunteering so they can find meaningful opportunities and has worked with organizations to develop the quality of volunteering opportunities and strengthen their volunteer programs and outreach capacity. Lisa teaches Volunteer Management for Museum and Heritage Professionals at UVic.


1. A limited number of $200 bursaries are available to Volunteer Victoria agency members in good standing. Please contact Tracey Gibson- Manager of Learning and Training for more information

2. A $100 cancellation charge will be withheld for refunds requested after September 5th 2018.

[1] Mieille Vezina and Susan Crompton. Volunteering in Canada, Canadian Social Trends, Component of Statistics Canada Catalogue no.11-008-X. Ottawa: Statistics Canada, April 2012.

Have questions about Leading Volunteers: Foundations in Volunteer Management (1-day in person + 6-Weeks on-line)? Contact Volunteer Victoria

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James Bay New Horizons
234 Menzies Street, Victoria BC V8V 2G7
Victoria, BC V8V 2G7

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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