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  • Innovative Volunteer Engagement

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    All volunteers help build our communities. Just like apples to apples can be different, each volunteer comes with unique skill sets.

    Volunteering trends are changing beneath us. This is further affirmed by the recent report published by Volunteer Canada on Recognizing Volunteering in 2017. This report highlights that formal volunteering is decreasing and informal volunteering is increasing. During such circumstances, how do we keep up with these trends? How can we think outside the box? How can we ensure that the essential services provided by our sector are delivered without disruption?

    Join us in this webcast combined with a chat discussion session to explore how to involve different volunteers including new Canadians and recent retirees. Just like apples to apples can be different, each volunteer comes with unique skill sets. 

    The session developed and facilitated by Erin Spink, the 2017 Linda Buchanan award recipient and a Past president of PAVRO, explores three 3 high impact positions and structures to provide organizations to involve volunteers in new ways that fit with the key volunteering trends of today. 

    An ideal learning opportunity for all Leaders of Volunteers and Executive Directors."


    Date: January 17, 2018

    Times: Webcast airs from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, followed by the Chat Session until 1:00 pm.


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  • Webcast Details


    By participating in the learning opportunity, you will be able to understand how to;

    • build your capacity by allowing volunteers to co-own your programs and projects.
    • effectively engage skilled volunteers in strategic areas of the not-for-profit.
    • elevate organizational expertise through volunteer engagement.

    • Executive Directors/Heads of Not-for-profit Organizations
    • Leaders of Volunteer Engagement
    • Leaders and Project Coordinators of Social Clubs
    • Program Managers/Coordinators 


    Members = C$ 20.00 | Non-Members = C$30.00



    • Executive Directors/Heads of Not-for-profit Organizations
    • Leaders of Volunteer Engagement
    • Leaders and Project Coordinators of Social Clubs
    • Program Managers/Coordinators 


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    Erin Spink 

    Over the past 20 years, Erin Spink has been passionately involved as a volunteer, advocate, and an employee in the social profit sector, focusing exclusively on volunteer engagement. Spink’s education began with an Honours Sociology Degree and Certificate with Distinction in Volunteer Program Management from Conestoga College.  In 2008, Spink completed an M.A. (Leadership), submitting a major research project which was the first-ever academic work to quantify the concept of “volunteer engagement”.  For almost a decade she has been an Instructor with Conestoga College and was one of the inaugural instructors for the CSAE’s Foundations of Association Operations at Seneca College. 
    Spink’s academic and thought-leadership work has been published in both Canadian and international journals and she is a requested speaker and trainer. In 2010, she was fortunate to be selected as an Action Canada Fellow, one of only 17 young Canadians chosen. She had the honour of serving on the Board of Directors for PAVRO (Professional Administrators of Volunteer Resources – Ontario) for five years, including two years as President, during which she lead the association to grow its membership levels, build an operating reserve and sit at key decision-making tables including presenting on behalf of the sector to the Minister for Economic Development. 
    Erin currently volunteers as the Training Designs Editor for e-Volunteerism, the premier journal for Volunteer Engagement practitioners. Recently, Erin was recognized as the 2017 recipient of the Linda Buchanan Outstanding Leader of Volunteers in Ontario award for her contributions to the profession.