VO is recruiting and deploying volunteers to respond to the volunteer needs specific to COVID-19 in Ottawa, Prescott-Russell, Lanark County and Renfrew County while ensuring proper screening and training protocals to safeguard the health of those volunteering and those they are assisting. Please see the intake portals for volunteers, for members, and for other agencies on our hompage. VO’s COVID 19 volunteer deployment program is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Ottawa Community Foundation.
by Maria Lahiffe
Your volunteers are key to what you do. Make sure you let them know this, every chance you get. One of your first opportunities is the welcome letter in your volunteer handbook. The welcome letter is your earliest “opportunity to create an inviting environment for your volunteers and to explain their critical role in the fulfillment of your mission.” 
A volunteer welcome letter serves the following functions: 
Here are some tips to write a great welcome letter: 
Here are some sample welcome letters to give you some more ideas:
Come to our upcoming workshop to learn more about what goes into a high-quality volunteer handbook.
Click here to register Tuesday, October 1, 2019. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Want to learn more? Come to an upcoming workshop.
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