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Economics of Volunteering

February 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

$45 - $59

Have you considered the economics of volunteering? The value of your volunteers’ “free” contributions? Who are those volunteers? How are they changing? And What impact will this have on our organizations?

Join us for an informative session that explores important findings from recently released national research documents; ‘The Value of Volunteering in Canada’ and ‘Recognizing Volunteers in 2017’.

Live streamed presentation from Paula Speevak, President and CEO of Volunteer Canada facilitated by the Waterloo Wellington Learning Alliance staff partners.

Vital information and networking with local peers aimed at giving you the resources you need to show the value of volunteering in your volunteer program and in your organization.

The ‘Value of Volunteering’ document from the Conference Board of Canada lends a new voice and level of credibility to our claim that volunteers play an important role in the infrastructure of our country. This document uses the language of business that may cause a new audience to look further and maybe better understand the value of volunteering.

‘Recognizing Volunteers’ gets us thinking about how that economic contribution to traditional volunteering might be affected by new perspectives on engagement. What might this mean to the nonprofit organization. We are already hearing that our members are losing long serving volunteers, those with the historic knowledge of the roles. Organizations are beginning to struggle to find replacements that will stay for significant time.”

The presentation will be followed by a round table discussions on key messaging regarding the impact of volunteer roles in a changing environment. These topics will be discussed using guided questions and will using the research that Volunteer Canada and the Conference Board of Canada have produced to create messaging to community and organizational leadership teams; to think about advocacy for volunteerism; and to discuss methods for working within this changing environment.



February 7
9:00 am - 11:00 am
$45 - $59


Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance


United Way Waterloo Region Communities
50 Sportsworld Crossing Road
Kitchener, Ontario N2P 0A4 Canada
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