ECVO Blog

December 6, 2018

Breaking Volunteer Barriers: A Recap of November’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 ... Read more

November 19, 2018

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 ... Read more

June 15, 2018

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 l... Read more

May 15, 2018

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 ... Read more

April 20, 2018

#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 them. ... Read more

April 19, 2018

Where Can I Volunteer?

This week is National Volunteer Week, an annual celebration of all things volunteers. We’ve been giving you the tips you need to start volunteering. From the benefits, how to start and what kind of roles there are out there. We hope you feel confident enough to start seeking volunteer opportunities and now you’re probably wondering, where do I ... Read more

April 18, 2018

What Do Volunteers Do?

When you think about volunteering, what comes to mind first? Is it serving a meal at a shelter, playing games with seniors, or picking up litter in Edmonton’s river valley? Does only one type of volunteer role come to mind or many? The truth is, there are thousands of ways one can give back in the city of Edmonton. The most common type of volu... Read more

April 17, 2018

How Can I Volunteer?

Every weekday during National Volunteer Week, we'll post an article about a different aspect of volunteering in Edmonton. Yesterday, we looked at why volunteering is one of the best things you ca... Read more

April 16, 2018

Why Volunteer?

Every weekday during National Volunteer Week, we'll post an article about a different aspect of volunteering in Edmonton. We encourage you to join the conversations on Twitter by following @EdmCVO a... Read more

April 4, 2018

Recognition Reflection: Recapping Our Last Think Tank Conversation

Think Tank Conversations is a bi-monthly meetup 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 March session was prep for National Volunteer Week (April 15-21 2018). ... Read more

ECVO Blog

December 6, 2018

Breaking Volunteer Barriers: A Recap of November’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 ... Read more

November 19, 2018

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 ... Read more

June 15, 2018

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 l... Read more

May 15, 2018

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 ... Read more

April 20, 2018

#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 them. ... Read more

April 19, 2018

Where Can I Volunteer?

This week is National Volunteer Week, an annual celebration of all things volunteers. We’ve been giving you the tips you need to start volunteering. From the benefits, how to start and what kind of roles there are out there. We hope you feel confident enough to start seeking volunteer opportunities and now you’re probably wondering, where do I ... Read more

April 18, 2018

What Do Volunteers Do?

When you think about volunteering, what comes to mind first? Is it serving a meal at a shelter, playing games with seniors, or picking up litter in Edmonton’s river valley? Does only one type of volunteer role come to mind or many? The truth is, there are thousands of ways one can give back in the city of Edmonton. The most common type of volu... Read more

April 17, 2018

How Can I Volunteer?

Every weekday during National Volunteer Week, we'll post an article about a different aspect of volunteering in Edmonton. Yesterday, we looked at why volunteering is one of the best things you ca... Read more

April 16, 2018

Why Volunteer?

Every weekday during National Volunteer Week, we'll post an article about a different aspect of volunteering in Edmonton. We encourage you to join the conversations on Twitter by following @EdmCVO a... Read more

April 4, 2018

Recognition Reflection: Recapping Our Last Think Tank Conversation

Think Tank Conversations is a bi-monthly meetup 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 March session was prep for National Volunteer Week (April 15-21 2018). ... Read more