Volunteer Managers Network

The network is a community of practice that is 22 members strong. The group meets the first Tuesday morning of the month from September until June. It is $225 to sign up for the full-year, or starting in January, Volunteer Managers can sign up for the prorated fee of $125. In addition, two full-year scholarships are made available each year to participants. Applications are open during the summer and are due by the first meeting in September.

If you are interested in joining the Volunteer Managers Network, contact us today!

Vision

Communities thrive when excellence in administration of volunteer resources is achieved.

Mission

Volunteer Managers work together to create strong and valuable volunteer programs.

Values
  • Continuous Learning: We embody a culture of continuous learning. Best practices in the management of volunteer resources will be pursued and shared.
  • Building Community: We believe in building a strong local culture of volunteering and providing volunteers with the best possible experience across organizations.
  • Networking: By building connections and sharing knowledge Volunteer Managers are able to tap into the group’s collective intelligence to build volunteer programs that excel.
Testimonials

“My experience with the network was very positive. The content covered in the monthly meetings was always very practical, and extremely relevant and frequently included valuable take home tools and concepts to assist those working in the sector. This is a peer group that goes above and beyond to plan meaningful topics, discussions and speakers to the benefit of all those involved and ultimately to the benefit of our volunteers, our organizations and our communities. I would recommend representing your organization in this group as a powerful opportunity to connect with best practices and trends in volunteerism. Being involved in this group puts you at the table with a network of people who are wonderful at sharing ideas, solutions and support around some of our commonly shared challenges. I highly recommend the group.” – Kelly Schafer, Executive Director, Career Education Council

“The Volunteer Manager’s Network has changed my career. Through our monthly meetings, we network, recreate and discuss how our program, our field and our outreach can be more effective and creative. I often sit in those meetings, pencil in hand, scribbling new ideas, some of which have been incorporated into the River Run Volunteer Program, making it the most successful and extensive theatre volunteer program in Southwestern Ontario.” – Bonnie McDougall, Volunteer Program Coordinator, River Run Centre