Volunteering and the Vulnerable Sector Check: A Learning Opportunity for Volunteers
Free learning opportunity for volunteers! Pre-registration required. Click here to register.
The Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) is a requirement for many volunteering opportunities that you can find in VolunteerOttawa.ca . While an important step in the screening process for organizations, some individuals who would otherwise be excellent volunteers might not apply due to doubts and lack of information about the VSC.
Join this free learning opportunity for volunteers in which we will discuss everything you need to know about the VSC before applying for a volunteering opportunity that requires it.
This session will count with the participation of Robert Lefebvre, a community liaison for the Ottawa Police Service, who will unpack what the VSC entails for you as a prospective volunteer. What is the “Vulnerable Sector”? Who needs to apply for a VSC? How to do it? What are the processing times and costs associated to it?
We will also feature several active volunteering opportunities with organizations that serve the vulnerable sector and require the VSC. You will be able to learn more about volunteering with Christie Lake Kids, Carefor, Matthew House, and Ottawa Network for Education.
How to attend?
This is a free live online learning opportunity that requires pre-registration. Click here to register.
Learners should have a Zoom-capable device.
Who should attend?
Individuals who want to volunteer in positions that require the VSC or prospective volunteers who want to learn more about it. If you have specific questions, feel free to bring them and our panellists will do their best efforts to answer them.
What you will learn
By attending this session you will become more familiar with the procedures associated to getting a VSC and will gain a better understanding of why organizations require it. You will also learn about active volunteering opportunities that require the VSC.
I want to volunteer!
Click here to create a Volunteer Ottawa profile. If you already have a Volunteer Ottawa profile, you can search active volunteering opportunities here. You can also watch this quick video to make the most out of your volunteer profile!
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