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Transitioning Through Tragedy

Our volunteer blogger, Ryan, was out at The Market chatting with Cynthia Edwards, President of our partner organization Central Alberta Victim and Witness Support Society.
Written by Ryan Charles Parker Perhaps you arrive at home in the evening and notice that the window on your front door is broken. Upon entering the house, you notice that some… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/07/transitioning-through-tragedy/

The Not-So-Sexy Side of Volunteering

It’s easy to get lost envisioning ourselves as the protagonist travelling abroad to dig water wells and vaccinate young children in third world countries. And it’s an admirable picture, no doubt, but are we romanticizing what we think we should be doing o…
Written by Danielle Stewart   Volunteering is multi-faceted in its importance to our society.  It enriches our society, brings us together as a community, and helps keep… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/07/not-so-sexy-side-volunteering/

Lending a Helping Hand

There are two groups of people that directly benefit from the tremendous work The Lending Cupboard does on a daily basis: those with health issues and everybody else.
Written by Ryan Charles Parker    /      Photo: The Lending Cupboard There are two groups of people that directly benefit from the tremendous work The Lending Cupboard does… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/07/lending-helping-hand/

Road Bumps, Not Roadblocks

Our volunteer blogger, Ryan Charles Parker, headed out to The Market this past Saturday to visit our friends at The Learning Disabilities Association of Red Deer. There, Ryan spoke with President Janet de LaForest about the challenges and common misconcep…
Written by Ryan Charles Parker Photo: Janet de LaForest of Learning Disabilities Association of Red Deer   Perhaps you have a child who is very bright. She can carry… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/06/road-bumps-not-roadblocks/

10 Outdoor Volunteering Opportunities

It’s becoming increasingly evident that natural environments are important for our health. Not only is being outdoors fun, but more importantly – it’s good for the brain, body and soul! So, in spirit of good health and community building, we’ve curated a …
It’s becoming increasingly evident that natural environments are important for our health. Not only is being outdoors fun, but more importantly – it’s good for the brain, body… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/06/10-outdoor-volunteering-opportunities/

Benefits of Volunteering for Your Youth

Encouraging your youth to volunteer helps empower them to become an invested member of our community. Volunteering can bring a host of benefits for your youth, including learning new skills that will prove invaluable throughout their life and career. Volu…
Ah, the sights, sounds and smells of summer. Kids laughing on the streets, ice cream trucks, festival and events, the smell of BBQ’s and campfires galore! We love summer, no… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/06/benefits-volunteering-your-youth1/

Being a Community Builder is Good for Business

The nonprofit sector is critical to Alberta: as an economic driver, as stewards of Alberta’s collective well-being, and as innovators. The sector stimulates community cohesion; it builds a sense of belonging and brings people together. The sector matters…
On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, we held our second annual Giving Tuesday Luncheon at the Radisson Hotel in Red Deer. This year, our speaker was Russ Dahms. He is the Executive… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2018/11/being-community-builder-good-business/

Featured on Volunteer Management Institute's Twitter

Thank you to Volunteer Management Institute for featuring our work and organization in their social media pages! https://twitter.com/VolManInst/status/1006214262908317696 https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2018/06/volunteer-management-institute-twitter/

Volunteer Central hires new Executive Director

“The Volunteer Central Board of Directors is excited to welcome Pam Snowdon to our organization as we head into our next phase of growth”
(Red Deer, AB) Volunteer Central is pleased to announce that Pam Snowdon has joined the organization as Executive Director. “The Volunteer Central Board of Directors is excited… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2016/06/volunteer-central-hires-new-executive-director/

A Fond Farewell

Following the incredible success of her local escape room business Lockdown Escape Rooms, Tammy Oliver-McCurdie will sadly be leaving the staff of Volunteer Central at the end of… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2016/05/fond-farewell/

Voluntines 2016

  Celebrate your  VOLUNTINES This February, let your Voluntines' colours shine. Download your choice of two blank template versions of our Voluntine cards.   Choose from a… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2016/02/voluntines-2016/

Volunteer Central welcomes a new Executive Director

Volunteer Central is pleased to announce that Tammy Oliver-McCurdie has joined the organization as Executive Director.
Volunteer Central is pleased to announce that Tammy Oliver-McCurdie has joined the organization as Executive Director.     Pictured: (Left) Departing Executive Director Karen… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2015/08/volunteer-central-welcomes-new-executive-director/

Thank You Voluntines!

February evokes many thoughts Love      Passion     Commitment     Desire    Love for the people who give of their time Love for the people whose passion helps… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2015/02/thank-you-voluntines/

City of Lacombe Launches Online Volunteer Handbook

  Collecting a multitude of resources, links, articles, and other information into one easy to navigate collection perfect for both volunteers and nonprofits, they've… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2015/01/city-lacombe-launches-online-volunteer-handbook/

Volunteer Canada Announces Volunteer Recognition Tool

Recognition is a critical component of managing any workforce, but it is especially crucial in managing volunteers.  Attempting to show people how valued they are can be very… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2014/12/volunteer-canada-announces-volunteer-recognition-tool/

Volunteer Central Announces Workshops with Milena Santoro

Volunteer Central is pleased to announce an approaching series of workshops with globally renowned trainer and public speaker, Milena Santoro.
Milena is a sought-after professional speaker, keynote, facilitator and global trainer. She inspires her audience to search deeper into their ‘Source’ of true power so that they… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2014/10/volunteer-central-announces-workshops-milena-santoro/

Volunteer Alberta Announces RCMP Halt of Mandatory Fingerprinting Timelines

Volunteer Alberta announced in their Sector Connector Newsletter that RCMP have put proposed timelines for mandatory fingerprinting of all persons applying for vulnerable sector checks, on hold after the voluntary sector raised grave concerns about the im…
Representatives from the nonprofit and voluntary sector gathered with RCMP at the National Dialogue on Screening Volunteers 2014, on September 9th.    The sector has been… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2014/09/volunteer-alberta-announces-rcmp-halt-mandatory-fingerprinting-timelines/

Pricewaterhouse Coopers Canada Foundation Leadership Grant Program

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation Leadership Grants Program provides funding for professional development opportunities for staff and volunteers who work at small- to medium-registered charitable organizations in Canada. Since the program's lau…
Eligibility All individual leadership grant applicants or beneficiaries proposed as part of the team grant application must be a current employee or volunteer at a registered… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2014/09/pricewaterhouse-coopers-canada-foundation-leadership-grant-program/

Volunteer Central is Pleased to Announce their New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Volunteer Central is proud and excited to welcome Karen Oatway into the newly created role as Executive Director.
The Board of Directors of Volunteer Central is proud and excited to welcome Karen Oatway into the newly created role as Executive Director.  Donna Carter, Board Chair, said… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2014/09/volunteer-central-pleased-announce-their-new-executive-director/

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