Annual General Meeting

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday June 16, 2020 at 12:30 P.M. We are excited to share that our Keynote Speaker will be Erin Spink. Erin is a well-respected leader and researcher in volunteer management. Her talk will focus on “how tracking metrics that matter will allow you to enhance the experience you can offer volunteers, build your case for support and raise the profile and appreciation for your role as a leader of volunteers.”

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COVID-19 Update

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Connecting in Tough Times

Pandemic 2020 Volunteer Management Resources

To support community activators who have convened ad hoc groups of volunteers to help meet community needs, LAVA and Pillar Nonprofit Network have joined together to create a curated list of  resources for those who have little or no experience with managing volunteers. The list is curated from a global review of Covid-19 specific volunteer management resources and is rooted in Canadian best practices. For questions or further assistance contact londonava.president@gmail.com

Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada

Professional Association of Volunteer Leaders Ontario (previously recorded)

Volunteer Canada

Remote Work Resources

LinkedIn has opened a number of courses for viewing for free. These include working remotely; managing virtual teams and more. If you do not have an account on LinkedIn you may need to set up an account first to view the videos. Basic accounts are free.

Charity Village The Tech You Need to Get Started Working Remotely

Online Meeting Platforms

Zoom  (free for meetings up to 100 people, 40 minute limit for meetings of 3 or more)
Google Hangouts – free with any gmail account
Microsoft TEAM – license fee
Adobe Connect – license fee
Mentimeter.com (allows real time polls)

Volunteer Management Resources During Covid-19

Volunteer Canada

Charity Village COVID-19 resources

 Middlesex-London Health Unit Covid-19 protocol resources site and activity specific guidelines 

Keeping Volunteers Engaged

Start a telephone tree!

Create a newsletter with the latest on your organization
Hold virtual gatherings to create community and connection
Host a documentary and discussion night
Teach volunteer how to use online communications technology
Engage volunteers in transitioning programs to online platforms

Non Profit Sector Advocacy

Ontario Nonprofit Network

Imagine Canada

Volunteer Canada