Celebrating the engines of the charitable world

International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMD) is a day to recognize, celebrate, and thank the leaders in our community behind so many volunteer experiences, opportunities and memories. November 5th marked the twentieth year of celebrating International Volunteer Managers Day, and we at the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations are thrilled to acknowledge the volunteer engagement specialists, […]

Join the team! We’re seeking a Director, Programs & Member Engagement

The Director, Programs and Member Engagement is an integral member of the self-managed ECVO programs team. The team is responsible for the execution of projects, events and initiatives as well as organizational operations.  The team is accountable to support, manage and drive ECVO’s strategic goals and initiatives. This position has three primary function areas: Non-profit Capacity […]

Volunteer Management…is dead!

I don’t remember the first time I heard the phrase, but it struck me: volunteer engagement specialist (VES). Not volunteer manager, volunteer coordinator, volunteer resource manager or whatever version of that title exists. On one hand, it could just be another iteration of the title that describes those who recruit, train, retain and recognize volunteers, […]

Breaking Volunteer Barriers: A Recap of November’s Think Tank Conversation

Think Tank Conversations are bi-monthly communities of practice for those who manage, coordinate and engage volunteers in Edmonton. The space we’ve created is one of discussion, networking and working through the trends, challenges and success volunteer engagement specialists face in their roles. The Fall 2018 lineup of Think Tank Conversations are about Risk. First up […]

Risky Business: A Recap of September’s Think Tank Conversation

by Sharon Ruyter Think Tank Conversations are bi-monthly communities of practice for those who manage, coordinate and engage volunteers in Edmonton. The space we’ve created is one of discussion, networking and working through the trends, challenges and success volunteer engagement specialists face in their roles. The Fall 2018 lineup of Think Tank Conversations are about […]

Retention Refresh: Recapping Our Last Think Tank Conversation

by Sharon Mvundura Think Tank Conversations are bi-monthly meetups of those who manage, coordinate and engage volunteers in Edmonton. The space we’ve created is one of discussion, networking and working through the trends, challenges and success volunteer coordinators face in their roles. Our May session was the last one before a summer break. Read on […]

Demonstrating Your Volunteers’ Impact

The theme for the 2018 National Volunteer Week was “celebrating the value of volunteerism-building confidence, comptetence, connections and community”. ECVO celebrated with a volunteer fair and week-long campaign. We also held our third annual celebration for volunteer managers. We believe that without trained and supported professionals to manage and engage volunteers, the ability to successfully […]

#YEGvolunteers: A Snapshot of National Volunteer Week 2018

Each year on National Volunteer Week, ECVO celebrates those unsung heroes who are the heart and soul of our communities. Volunteers are all around us: at the mall, in our parks, in our schools, our workplaces, our neighbourhoods. Often unnoticed, rarely recognized, volunteers do what they do because they love the people and places around […]