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National Volunteer Week

April 18 – 24, 2021

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Welcome to National Volunteer Week 2021 in Edmonton!

This year’s celebration is shaping up to be a unique one. Although physical distancing measures are in place, there are still plenty of opportunities for #yegvolunteers to get involved with causes they love and for charities to show thanks for the volunteers that push their work forward.

To celebrate Edmonton’s volunteers, we’re starting a city-wide conversation on why volunteers are essential to our city and its communities.

Throughout National Volunteer Week week, we’re encouraging non-profits, charities, friends, families, and volunteers alike to add to the conversation. Perhaps you’d like to thank a volunteer who inspires you, give kudos to an organization for the hard work they do, or simply share a story from your own volunteer past.

Don’t know where to start? Visit Volunteer Canada’s NVW page where you can learn more about National Volunteer Week, download web and print graphics, and read blogs full of ideas on how you can celebrate volunteers!

NVW is a great opportunity to show some love to #yegvolunteers …
A #NVW2021 Infographic

Check back on Monday, April 19 for Twenty Ways to Celebrate your #YEGvolunteers!

… and a great time to appreciate the folks who create volunteer opportunities! 
A #NVW2021 Infographic

Check back on Saturday, April 24th for Fifteen Ways to Celebrate Volunteer Engagement Specialists!

#NVW2021 Capacity Building Opportunities

During National Volunteer Week, we’re hosting virtual events focused on supporting Volunteer Engagement Specialists to engage with Edmonton’s amazing volunteers.

For Volunteer Engagement Specialists
Monday, April 19 @ 12-1PM

In partnership with Propellus and Volunteer Connector, ECVO presents this virtual session for organizations interested in improving their virtual recruitment skills. We will discuss the importance of virtual matching, how to recruit virtual volunteers, and walk through the popular Volunteer Connector platform as a means for finding your next virtual volunteers!

For Volunteer Engagement Specialists
Wednesday, April 21 @ 12-1PM

Join Account Executive Wanita Quaia from Foster Park Brokers for as 60-minute session that will shed light on insurance-related challenges and questions organizations face when recruiting and maintaining volunteers.

Expect to ask your questions live, engage in conversation and learn from the queries of others.

Join the conversation on social media!