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Volunteer Engagement Fundamentals for Non-Profit Staff


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November 16, 2023 9:30 am
November 16, 2023 11:30 am
Successfully engaging volunteers is an essential part of a non-profit’s overall success. Program coordinators, office administrators, or other non-profit staff will have to engage volunteers either as informal volunteer coordinators or as leaders of volunteers. This workshop will equip you with essential skills to effectively engage and support volunteers.

Learning outcomes

Learners participating in this workshop will:

  • Gain insights into how to understand the role of volunteers in their programs and organizations
  • Become introduced to general frameworks for volunteer engagement (volunteer management cycle, ten steps for volunteer screening, CCVI)
  • Acquire practical knowledge of how to put these frameworks into practice


Who should attend?

  • New volunteer coordinators
  • Generalist or specialist staff who are also volunteer coordinators
  • Volunteers leading other volunteers


How to register?

Staff and volunteers affiliated with Volunteer Ottawa member organizations can register and attend this workshop for free.

This workshop is part of our Learning Path for Non-Profit Staff. Pre-register to the entire learning path by following this link.

Express your interest in registering for this specific workshop by contacting [email protected]


Date and time

Thursday, November 16, 9:30 am to 11:30 am


What to Bring

This is a live online session so please attend with the capability to participate through the Zoom platform.



Adam Janes is the coordinator, volunteer services at the Ottawa Food Bank. He previously held positions at Volunteer Ottawa and Christie Lake Kids. Adam currently serves on the board of Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada (VMPC).

Education member benefit

As part of Volunteer Ottawa’s efforts to support recovery in the not-for-profit sector, this workshop will be offered for free to VO members. There are limited slots, allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact our education program office ([email protected]) to register and redeem this benefit.


Cancellation Policy

There is a course minimum of 3 registrants.

An email confirming this registration will be sent to the primary email address for your member account, or the email address on this form if you are a non-member. Your registration is transferrable to anyone else within your organization. The following workshop registrations are non-refundable: (a) purchased at a discounted rate, (b) purchased using a voucher, or (c) cancellation received less than five (5) business days prior to the event. Any other cancellation is refundable, subject to a $10.00 administration fee.


Contact Information

Volunteer Engagement Fundamentals for Non-Profit Staff


Join this workshop to learn how generalist staff can more effectively engage with volunteers working in their organizations.

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