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Frequently Asked Questions
I need volunteers? Where do I find volunteers?
I need a board member.
I am looking for youth volunteers.
Contact your local volunteer centre or high schools/post secondary institutions.
Volunteers with Disabilities – What assistance is offered?
Neil Squire Society offers the Technology@Work Program designed to support employment for people with disabilities in BC who are currently or just about to start working or volunteering.
I want to volunteer? Where do I find positions?
Contact your local volunteer centre. Many centres have online postings. BC211 can help if you do not have a local volunteer centre. Schools, colleges and universities often have volunteer posting boards. GoVolunteer, Charity Village or Craigslist offer searchable online volunteer posting boards. Contact organizations you like directly to see if they have positions available.
I have large group of volunteers where can I volunteer?
Finding volunteer positions for a large group takes time to plan. Contact your local volunteer centre or non-profit organization well in advance so they can find the ideal role(s) for your group. You may wish to consider funding costs of staff time and materials incurred by the non-profit to ensure your work has the biggest possible impact on the cause with the least impact on the non-profit’s resources.
What type of screening? Where do I get info on the steps?
Volunteer Canada created The 2012 Edition of The Screening Handbook on behalf of Public Safety Canada. The handbook lays out the steps of screening and provides information and resources to support ongoing screening practices.
Information about Criminal Record Checks
INSURANCE FOR NON-PROFITS
Set-up a Volunteer Centre/Start a Non-Profit
I want to set-up a volunteer centre. Where do I start?
Contact Volunteer BC and we can offer guidance/resources. Go to our Volunteer Engagement Manual designed to take you through a step by step process in establishing a volunteer centre.
How do I set-up a Society in BC?
I need Board Governance advice. Can you help?
There are many resources you will find helpful – Imagine Canada’s – Board Governance Guide or Board Voice of BC – organization that connects board members from across the province and provides resources that assist in developing their boards.
Submit a speaker request and we can help you find a consultant/speaker on this topic.
Do you offer Training? Can you recommend a speaker for my event?
First step go to our Training Calendar for a list of workshops in BC. Looking for volunteer-sector related training or a speaker for your event – submit a speaker request form.
Volunteer Management Training
I want to take a course/be certified in Volunteer Management.
Want to promote a training opportunity?
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