Volunteer Boards free resources
The Dalhousie College of Continuing Education provides non-profit organizations with a variety of free resources related to the work of volunteer boards. They include sample policies which can be freely adapted by organizations for their own use, and topical governance guides and tools.
The Volunteer Screening Handbook
Volunteer Canada’s handbook helps organizations develop screening policies and practices. Screening is an essential component of sound human resource management. It is broadly defined as an ongoing process that helps better match people and organizations, improves the safety and quality of programs, and reduces risks and liability.
The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement
By using Volunteer Canada’s Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement, non-profit organizations can strengthen their volunteer engagement strategy, and also strengthen the capacity of the organization to meet its mandate and contribute to a stronger community.
The Overseas Experience: A Passport to Improved Volunteerism at Home
Cuso and Imagine Canada released this research report on the volunteering habits of returned overseas volunteers, and how local non-profits can best tap into the expertise of volunteers with international experience.
Volunteers Cast a Beautiful Shadow
Volunteer Canada conducted a national volunteer recognition survey to answer this question: How do Canadians want to be recognized for their volunteer contributions?