Volunteer Centre: Thinking about volunteering? Think not-for-profit specific training

Kelowna Community Resources has two courses coming up that will get your volunteer efforts at their best.

Some people volunteer to keep busy.  Others volunteer for the social aspect.  Still others have a deep passion for a cause and will give of their time for decades.  These people know that by taking on some of the little things that make every office tick along smoothly, they are giving something to the busy staff in that office.  Something that quite often is in short supply….time.

Other individuals may want to volunteer but have years of experience and expertise to offer, and are looking for that connection point to get them started on a life-long journey as a volunteer coordinator, board member, or fund development officer.

Here are two industry specific training options that will appeal to these volunteers….and to those in the non-profit sector as well.  Overview of Volunteer Management and Fund Development Overview.


This brand new 4-day course will help you increase revenue to your non-profit organization. The content is based  on Canadian research and best practices in the field.  You will participate in a hands-on learning experience around the process, components, goal setting and best practices associated with non-profit fundraising activities.

Dates:  September 29-30, October 6-7, 2014


This 4-day workshop will help you attract and retain volunteers. Content is based on Canadian research, best practices and the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement.  Modules covered include volunteerism, communication, planning programs recruitment, screening and placing, orientation and training, recognition, retention and supervision, and volunteer-staff relations and evaluation.

Dates:  October 27-28, November 3-4, 2014

For more information on these and other volunteer sector workshops and training opportunities, please visit: http://kcr.ca/community-services/workshops-training.

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