Sep
8
Sat
Brock Cares Day of Service @ Various
Sep 8 all-day

Student Life & Community Experience, in collaboration with Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), will be hosting the annual Brock Cares Day of Service on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 which is at the culmination of Orientation Week. During Brock Cares Day of Service, volunteers spend time in the community volunteering at various organizations in Niagara.

As always, Brock University will be mobilizing hundreds of students to participate in projects throughout the day that are not only meaningful; but, also encourage lasting community involvement. If you are interested in partnering with Brock University for the 10th Brock Cares Day of Service, kindly fill out this form: https://experiencebu.brocku.ca/submitter/form/start/12069

This event is hosted by Brock University.

Sep
13
Thu
The Great Divide: Bridging Intergenerational Gaps to Fully Engage Your Volunteers @ Online
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This workshop will consider how to successfully implement volunteer succession planning by bridging the gap between millennial and boomer volunteers. By investigating and implementing innovative methods of engagement, your organization can facilitate the transfer of knowledge and experience between the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow.

Presenters will explore how to do this by creating desirable, value-added experiences to develop strong volunteer-centred engagement programs that are aligned with the Canadian Code of Volunteer standards (CCVI) best practices.

In this webinar, presenters will also discuss ways to engage the growing population of millennial (and younger!) volunteers such as micro-volunteer opportunities, ambassador programs, and leaders of tomorrow programs, and learn how to connect these successes to the development of a fully engaged volunteer program.

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify millennial volunteers’ expectations and motivations and understand how we need to address this growing population
  • Identify creative ways to add value to your volunteers’ experiences
  • Implement best practices to leverage the unique differences between boomer and millennial volunteers to create a strong intergenerational volunteer program

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

Oct
18
Thu
The Value of Volunteering @ Online
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

When placing a value on volunteering, it has become common place to use a wage replacement formula, multiplying the number of volunteer hours by an hourly wage (using minimum wage or industry pay rate scales) and to come up with a dollar value for the volunteer time. Others have tried to calculate the fair market value for the service provided (a tutoring session, a meal delivered, a strategic planning session facilitated). While talking about the thousands, millions, or billions of dollars worth of time or service given captures peoples’ attention, it still falls short of capturing the full story.

This webinar will provide an overview of the models and tools available to measure impact, provide highlights from the Conference Board of Canada’s recent discussion paper, The Value of Volunteering, and introduce participants to the Value of Volunteering Wheel, launched during National Volunteer Week 2018.

At this webinar we will:

  • Explore different types of value generated from volunteering
  • Describe challenges in calculating the value and impact of volunteering
  • Identify models and tools available to help measure the impact of volunteering

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Sep
8
Sat
Brock Cares Day of Service @ Various
Sep 8 all-day

Student Life & Community Experience, in collaboration with Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), will be hosting the annual Brock Cares Day of Service on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 which is at the culmination of Orientation Week. During Brock Cares Day of Service, volunteers spend time in the community volunteering at various organizations in Niagara.

As always, Brock University will be mobilizing hundreds of students to participate in projects throughout the day that are not only meaningful; but, also encourage lasting community involvement. If you are interested in partnering with Brock University for the 10th Brock Cares Day of Service, kindly fill out this form: https://experiencebu.brocku.ca/submitter/form/start/12069

This event is hosted by Brock University.

Sep
13
Thu
The Great Divide: Bridging Intergenerational Gaps to Fully Engage Your Volunteers @ Online
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This workshop will consider how to successfully implement volunteer succession planning by bridging the gap between millennial and boomer volunteers. By investigating and implementing innovative methods of engagement, your organization can facilitate the transfer of knowledge and experience between the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow.

Presenters will explore how to do this by creating desirable, value-added experiences to develop strong volunteer-centred engagement programs that are aligned with the Canadian Code of Volunteer standards (CCVI) best practices.

In this webinar, presenters will also discuss ways to engage the growing population of millennial (and younger!) volunteers such as micro-volunteer opportunities, ambassador programs, and leaders of tomorrow programs, and learn how to connect these successes to the development of a fully engaged volunteer program.

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify millennial volunteers’ expectations and motivations and understand how we need to address this growing population
  • Identify creative ways to add value to your volunteers’ experiences
  • Implement best practices to leverage the unique differences between boomer and millennial volunteers to create a strong intergenerational volunteer program

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

Oct
18
Thu
The Value of Volunteering @ Online
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

When placing a value on volunteering, it has become common place to use a wage replacement formula, multiplying the number of volunteer hours by an hourly wage (using minimum wage or industry pay rate scales) and to come up with a dollar value for the volunteer time. Others have tried to calculate the fair market value for the service provided (a tutoring session, a meal delivered, a strategic planning session facilitated). While talking about the thousands, millions, or billions of dollars worth of time or service given captures peoples’ attention, it still falls short of capturing the full story.

This webinar will provide an overview of the models and tools available to measure impact, provide highlights from the Conference Board of Canada’s recent discussion paper, The Value of Volunteering, and introduce participants to the Value of Volunteering Wheel, launched during National Volunteer Week 2018.

At this webinar we will:

  • Explore different types of value generated from volunteering
  • Describe challenges in calculating the value and impact of volunteering
  • Identify models and tools available to help measure the impact of volunteering

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

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