Red Feather Week
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 11:00 pm
The Annual Red Feather Week commences Monday, September 24th. This week long event is a chance for high school students across the municipality to showcase their school spirit, compete in healthy competitions and give back to the community.
31st Annual Labour Golf Tournament @ CountryView Golf Course
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Specialized Volunteer Management Training: Long-Term Care Homes @ The United Way “425″ Centre for Community Innovation
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm
Attend this free workshop created specifically to address the unique challenges of recruiting, retaining and training volunteers in long-term care homes and hospice programs. This workshop will include strategies for creating and maintaining effective boundaries with vulnerable clients, and tackling negative perceptions of volunteering in long-term care and hospices for more effective volunteer recruitment and retention. Visit vmtraining.volunteertoronto.ca to register.
FACILITATOR BIO: Kasandra James
During her time at Volunteer Toronto, Kasandra has provided volunteer management support and advice to over 650 non-profit organizations across the city. She is an expert in youth volunteerism, and has led Volunteer Toronto’s Youth Auditor Program to help organizations engage high school volunteers in more meaningful ways.
As part of Volunteer Toronto’s new specialized training project, Kasandra has conducted an in-depth assessment of the unique volunteer management needs and challenges of five non-profit sub-sectors, consulting with relevant provincial associations and communities to help inform best practices. She is using that knowledge to deliver workshops across Ontario that give volunteer managers the specialized training and resources they need to help their programs thrive.