All regularly scheduled monthly meetings will be held remotely until further notice. Members will receive a link via email.
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 may need to set up an account first to view the videos. Basis accounts are free.
Charity Village The Tech You Need to Get Started Working Remotely
Online Meeting Platforms
Zoom https://zoom.us/ (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
Volunteer Management Resources
Volunteer Canada has a variety of online resources on volunteering and COVID-19 (the following are a couple of examples)
- COVID-19: VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT IN PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES: RISK AND LIABILITY
Pillar Nonprofit Network is the representative of the volunteer sector on theMayor’s Social Impact & Recovery Task Group. Organizations seeking additional volunteers at this time should add ‘Virtual Volunteering” and/or “Covid-19” tag in the Position Activity field when posting a volunteer opportunity on the Pillar Nonprofit Network. Using these tags when posting on your own website would also help volunteers using search engines to find volunteer opportunities in London, ON.
Updates from Pillar and/or the task force about volunteering will be posted as they become available.
Keeping Volunteers Engaged
Ask volunteers to “write emails with comforting thoughts and ideas that can be sent to your members and clients either by email or mail.” Lori Gotlieb
Create a newsletter with the latest on your organization and the people they serve.
Hold virtual meetings to check in , update, and support volunteers (Now is a great time to teach them how to use the technology if they have never used it)
Engage volunteers with transitioning programming to online platforms where possible – friendly visiting, online games (educational or just for fun); homework club.
Non Profit Sector Advocacy