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VO Workshop: Creating a Volunteer Handbook

October 26, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Volunteer Handbook 101A great volunteer handbook is a key foundation in setting up volunteers for success. By clearly outlining policies, procedures, and guidelines for acceptable conduct in a clear way that is engaging to read, you can ensure that your volunteers are able to achieve true excellence.

Learning Objectives

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • State why a volunteer handbook is valuable for volunteers and contributes to minimized risk management for an organization
  • Determine what information volunteers want and need in a handbook
  • List the essential components of an effective volunteer handbook
  • Clearly outline the roles and responsibilities of staff and volunteers
  • Select the policies and procedures to include in a volunteer handbook

Who should attend

Managers of volunteers, event planners or their supervisors

Instructor

As the Coordinator of Volunteer Resources at Ottawa Public Health for the past 15 years, Lola Dubé-Quibell has been active in managing volunteer resources within Ottawa Public Health, the City of Ottawa and the community.

Currently, Lola is advocating for the inclusion of National Volunteer Week information in the calendars provided to Canadians every year. She also makes it a point to support volunteer associations that try to further the profession of volunteer resources management and increase volunteerism in Canada. To that end, she is an active member of the Ottawa Administrators of Volunteer Resources, the Professional Association of Volunteer Leaders – Ontario and the Volunteer Management Professional of Canada. Lola also supports the efforts of Volunteer Ottawa and Volunteer Canada.

Academically, Lola holds a Masters and has obtained Algonquin College’s Certificate in the Administration of Volunteers. She continues her professional development by taking graduate level courses at Carleton University and intends to seek accreditation soon. To hone her skills and increase her knowledge Lola is happy to facilitate workshops for her peers.


Info:

Please contact Monja De Luca, Education Officer at 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.

Online, via Zoom Meeting

You can access Zoom Meeting on any device.

To access Zoom on a computer, click the meeting-specific URL you will receive from the meeting or course organizer. Zoom will automatically install the necessary software on your computer.

To access Zoom on a phone or tablet, visit the relevant App store and search for Zoom. Download Zoom Cloud Meeting. About 5 mins before your meeting or course, open the app, click Join Meeting, and enter in the meeting number you will receive from the organizer.

You can access meeting audio through your device or over the phone. To access by phone, use any one of the following phone numbers:

        +1 647 374 4685 Canada
        +1 647 558 0588 Canada
        +1 778 907 2071 Canada
        +1 204 515 1268 Canada
        +1 438 809 7799 Canada
        +1 587 328 1099 Canada
        855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free

Enter in the meeting number, followed by the pound key. After that, you will be prompted for a participant number. Simply enter the pound key.

If you have any questions, contact your meeting or workshop organizer.

Contact Information

Registration

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