All Volunteer BC Programs
Volunteer BC has several program areas, which we constantly expand and look for opportunities to support volunteerism in the province. These programs are for anyone interested in volunteerism or learning more about the voluntary sector.
Volunteer Engagement & Participation Program
National Volunteer Week Activities National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate and thank BC’s volunteers. Our annual photo contest showcases volunteers and helps tell the story of the importance of volunteers in BC. Volunteer Engagement Manual (Formerly: How to Start a Centre) This manual offers a step by step guide on how to start a volunteer centre. We are updating it to include information on the rights and responsibilities of a volunteer, latest tools/resources on volunteer engagement, skills needed to be a great volunteer, and health benefits of volunteering. If you are interested in starting a volunteer centre in your community, get in touch. Volunteer Futures Conference Annual 2-day event with inspiring keynote addresses, practical workshops and opportunities to network. Anyone interested in learning about volunteerism is welcome to attend.
Information & Communications Program
BC State of Volunteering Report The Report captures a picture of the state of volunteering in BC and provides examples of quality volunteering programs from volunteer centres around the province, and identifies trends. Member and General Public Communications Our Connector newsletter offers the latest news on volunteerism and up to date news on broader voluntary sector info such as education, training and funding.
Education, Training & Capacity Building Programs
Training Delivers and hosts workshops and seminars on a variety of topics across the province. We offer a mix of in-person “road shows” and online webinars. Most requested topics:
- Rights & responsibilities of a volunteer
- Volunteer screening options to protect children and vulnerable adults
- Managing risk when volunteering with children and vulnerable adults and
- Measuring return on investment in volunteer programs