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Orientation and Training – Preparing Volunteers for Success


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March 23, 2023 1:00 pm
March 23, 2023 3:00 pm

Staff and volunteers of Volunteer Ottawa member organizations can access this learning opportunity at no additional cost. If this is your case, please email us at [email protected] to process your registration.


Volunteers who are well-trained and who understand the organizational context of their role will be more effective and will have more reason to continue volunteering. This workshop will explore orientation and training, and how each fits in with volunteer onboarding. You will come away with strategies to develop orientation and training practices at your organization which are based on current research in adult learning and best practices in the field of volunteer management.


Who should attend?

Staff leading volunteers, volunteers leading other volunteers, and generalist staff working with volunteers.


What to bring?

This workshop will be hosted live online over the Zoom platform; learners should join this session from a Zoom-capable device and be able to participate through oral or written interventions. The link will be circulated in advance. If you haven’t received the link, please contact: [email protected]


Learning outcomes

During this workshop, participants will develop elements they can incorporate into their own Volunteer Handbooks.


About your facilitator

This workshop is led by Laura Lafantaisie, Volunteer Coordinator for Hospice Care Ottawa(HCO) based out of the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice in Kanata. Laura has been managing volunteers for the last 22 years including at HCO, Canadian Cancer Society and CPAWS. She believe that working with volunteers is the best job in the world. Laura credits the hundreds of volunteers she has had the pleasure of getting to know for making her the person and the leader she is today. Thank you, Laura for leading this learning opportunity for VO members!


Leaders of Volunteers Learning Path

This workshop is part of a sequence of seven Volunteer Ottawa workshops and communities of practice (Learning Path) aimed at supporting leaders of volunteers and volunteer programs. If you want to know more about this Learning Path click here.

Volunteer Ottawa member organizations can register up to two staff members or volunteers by clicking here.

Learn more about what to expect after registrations and cancellations here.

Orientation and Training – Preparing Volunteers for Success


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