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Volunteer Recruitment: Welcoming Volunteers to Our Communities


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April 11, 2024 9:30 am
April 11, 2024 11:30 am

This sequence of workshops can be accessed for free by staff and volunteers of Volunteer Ottawa members. To access this learning opportunity at no additional cost please contact our team at [email protected]


Volunteers are essential for the delivery of programs and services for various not-for-profit organizations serving our communities. As many organizations need volunteers to meet their communities’ demands, attracting new volunteers from the community and welcoming into your organization has renewed importance for programs all across the Ottawa region.


This workshop will take you through the ins and outs of volunteer recruitment: from developing good volunteer position descriptions to identifying motivation, getting your message out in the community, and building transparent volunteer application processes.

Date and time

Thursday April 11, 9:30 am – 11:30 am.


Learning outcomes

Participants in this session will:

  • Gain a finer understanding of best practices and processes to incorporate new volunteers into their organizations.
  • Explore features of organizational readiness necessary to welcome volunteers into their communities.
  • Be able to create and promote compelling volunteer positions for their organizations.


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]


About your facilitator

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).


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 for free.


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

Volunteer Recruitment: Welcoming Volunteers to Our Communities


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