Staff & Volunteer Recruitment and Management

Volunteer Alberta offers many valuable resources and learning opportunities
Volunteer Match, CharityHowTo, vantage point, Charity Village, Imagine Canada, Campus for Communities of the Future, and 4Good offer webinars, blogs and resources on staffing and volunteer topics
The Volunteer Screening Program (VSP) delivered by Volunteer Alberta supports non-profits in implementing effective volunteer screening practices in their organizations. The VSP provides training and resources, and eligible organizations can apply for financial support to help address costs associated with Vulnerable Sector Checks and development of effective screening practices.
Volunteer Recognition Tool (Volunteer Canada) helps volunteer managers plan meaningful recognition activities. Volunteers take the quiz to find out what their language of recognition is, and then share the results with their manager.
Volunteer Recognition Study (Volunteer Canada, 2013)
Recognizing Volunteering in 2017 (Volunteer Canada, 2017) reveals a shift in the definition of volunteering to include informal volunteering, social action, organic movements and individual social responsibility.
Spotlight on Canadians: Results from the General Social Survey – Volunteering in Canada, 2004 to 2013 (Statistics Canada) outlines data such as motivations to volunteer, characteristics of volunteers such as age and education level, time commitment and types of duties performed. ESCC has prepared a brief summary of highlights that may be relevant for our member organizations.
ECVO JobLine (recruitment tool for nonprofit organizations managed by the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations)
A sample job description
Sample questions to ask references
Sample letter of job offer