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.
November 19, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged?
This introductory session will take you through the volunteer cycle, including planning, recruitment, orientation, supervision, and recognition. You will learn how all of these stages interlink, and how they all contribute to excellent performance and volunteer retention.
Understand the overall volunteer management cycle, including an introduction to the following:
Anyone who wants an overall understanding of volunteer management best practices. This could include someone who is new to the field of volunteer management, as well as program managers and senior managers who want to make best use of their volunteer resources.
Maria Lahiffe, VO's Education Officer, has 13 years of experience in education and 4 years of experience in volunteer management. She herself has been a lifelong volunteer, including having served on three Boards of Directors and volunteered in a developing country for three years.
Volunteers contribute immeasurable value to our organizations and our community. It is impossible to overstate the importance of recognizing the value of volunteers' contributions. Research shows that there is a critical gap between the way organizations recognize their volunteers, and how the volunteers themselves would like to be recognized.
Anyone who manages volunteers.
Maria Lahiffe, VO's Education Officer, has a varied background in Engineering, Education, and non-profit work, including a three-year stint as an international volunteer in Ghana.
Please contact Maria Lahiffe, Education Officer, at 613-736-5266 ext 114 or
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