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VO Workshop: Engaging Staff to Support Volunteers

September 11, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Engaging StaffVolunteerism does not happen in a vacuum. Volunteer success depends on effort and commitment from everyone in an organization. Senior leadership need to endorse volunteerism as a key success factor; paid staff need to embrace the opportunity to collaborate with unpaid staff; volunteers need to feel excited by the chance to contribute to your organizational mission. Planning for effective staff engagement will set the foundation for success.

Learning Objectives

After completing the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how volunteer program planning fits into strategic and operational planning for the organization, and why staff support is key
  • Assess internal (organization) and external (community partnership) needs for a volunteer program
  • Develop goals and objectives for volunteer services
  • Identify factors that lead to successful staff buy-in for a volunteer program
  • Determine elements important to a staff-volunteer engagement plan

Who should attend?

  • Volunteer Coordinators
  • Senior managers
  • Fundraising personnel
  • Program personnel


Volunteer Ottawa, 850 Industrial Avenue, Unit 17F, Ottawa

About your Instructor

Miriam Dupuis has been the Coordinator of Volunteers at the Ottawa Mission for the past six years. Prior to that, she was a Family Service Worker with Family and Children’s Services. In addition, she Chairs the board of OAVR, the association of Ottawa Administrators of Volunteer Resources. Her professional qualifications include a Management of Volunteers Certificate and a BSW in Social Work.


Please contact Maria Lahiffe, Education Officer, at 613-736-5266 ext 114, education@volunteerottawa.ca

Cancellation policy: 

An email confirming this registration will be sent to the primary email address for your member account, or the email address on this form if you are a non-member. Your registration is transferrable to anyone else within your organization. The following workshop registrations are non-refundable: (a) purchased at a discounted rate, (b) purchased using a voucher, or (c) cancellation received less than five (5) business days prior to the event. Any other cancellation is refundable, subject to a $10.00 administration fee.



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