Engaging Volunteers in Community Work

There is an art to bringing volunteers on board, supporting them, and building a lasting win-win relationship. Are you seeking volunteers? Trying to find the right fit between volunteer talents & time, and your project’s needs & time constraints? Knowing what it is you need from your volunteer team, and communicating that vision forms the first step of strategic recruitment. Join Leanna Hill from Volunteer Victoria as you explore creative ways to recruit volunteers, and best practices in retaining volunteers.

 By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Walk away with creative ideas for strategic recruitment
  • Be able to communicate their volunteer needs in a way that speaks to their audience
  • Apply a framework of volunteer management best practices
  • Identify next steps for building a sustainable volunteer team

About the Facilitator 


Volunteer Victoria believes that volunteers turn ideas into reality, and potential into probability. Each year Volunteer Victoria recruits 16,000+ local volunteers who make a positive impact on causes, spaces, and ideas that matter. Your facilitator, Leanna Hill, Manager of Community Learning & Development, is passionate about community and the role that each individual plays in supporting a healthy community. Committed to lifelong learning principles, she has been facilitating workshops and leadership learning opportunities for over a decade.

 She holds a Master of Arts in Leadership through Royal Roads University where her research focused on youth volunteer engagement within the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. Through Volunteer Victoria she teaches volunteer management and non-profit leadership for the community. She has coordinated & supported volunteers in secondary schools, large-scale community events, and in community centres.

April 05, 2016 at 7pm - 9pm
Library Room, Saanich Silver Threads
286 Hampton Rd
Victoria, BC V8Z
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Jennifer Walker ·
Dominga Passmore

Will you come?

$30.00 Regular Participant - Engaging Volunteers
$10.00 Senior (65 +) and Unwaged - Engaging Volunteers