Formerly Volunteer Markham


Youth Volunteering

What kind of Volunteer are you? Using this pdf discover how your passions can guide you to the type of volunteer experience you choose in order to help attain career goals!

Case Study/Success Stories

Routes Connecting Community? (Working with volunteer drivers and reducing social isolation)

Fun Online Digital Game (Great for virtual meetings):

Free Online Training

Orientation to Volunteerism

Whether you are volunteering to give back to the community, to be engaged in the community, or responding to an urgent need; whatever the reason maybe, you are building the capacity to deliver essential programs and services for the community. This orientation to volunteerism, is designed for you to have a thorough understanding of what it means to volunteer in Canada, and how you play an important role that will make your community a better place for everyone. Click here to register and access the course.

Volunteering in essential service sectors

Link to our recorded Live Conversation about Volunteering and Food Insecurity (learn from Food Bank representatives volunteering during the pandemic).

Link to our recorded Live Conversation about Volunteer Drivers (learn about the growing demand for volunteer drivers in the pandemic).

Link to our recorded Live Conversation about Volunteer Drivers (learn about the growing demand for volunteer drivers in the pandemic).

Link to our recorded conversation about engaging Youth Volunteers during the pandemic (hear from Pledges for Change, a youth team focusing on youth volunteerism during the pandemic, and organizations who are engaging youth volunteers).

Hospital and Healthcare Volunteer Engagement Video

Useful Resources and Learning

Volunteer Canada: The Volunteering Lens of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Resources, Legislation and Learning Modules)

Covid-19 Self Assessment (a tool to self-assess prior to engaging in the community).

Budget 2021 Summary for Charities and Non Profits

Canada Helps:  The Giving Report 2021

StatsCan:  Volunteering Counts:  Formal and information contributions of Canadians in 2018.  Statistics Canada released an article that sheds light on the important contributions and dedication of volunteers in Canada. While the latest data on volunteering predate the pandemic, they provide a baseline for measuring the impact of the pandemic on volunteerism.

StatsCan: Covid-19:  Volunteering in Canada, Challenges and Opportunities during the Covid-19 pandemic

Imagine Canada: Sector Monitor: The Uneven Impact of the Pandemic on Canadian Charities

Applying Covid-19  Rules and By-Laws for volunteers

Together Project:  Learning from the shift to virtual volunteering

Explore Virtual Volunteering

NEW:  Youth Virtual Volunteer Engagement Playbook

Headline News on the impact of Covid 19 and the Charitable Sector

Provincial Volunteer Programs

Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act (AODA) Training

Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement

Ensure your organization has adopted the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement (Since 2000, many organizations across Canada have  adopted The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement. The document outlines standards of practice in volunteer management. While the code is not enforced by any agency, it has provided a framework for decision-making, and has helped organizations involve volunteers in more meaningful ways).