Benefits of Membership

Volunteer Recruitment

We believe that everyone has something to contribute to our community and we seek to inspire volunteerism.

As a member, you can promote your volunteer opportunities and increase the profile of your organization through unlimited postings on our website’s online database. Our database offers volunteer applicants key search options in addition to the ability to create catered personal profile for self-seeking volunteer matches.

We also recruit volunteers through our weekly subscriber ads, social media and radio recruitment ads with Magic FM and CJOY. We actively welcome outreach opportunities to connect with our community to share the benefits of volunteering and the opportunities to get involved. 80% of our member organizations successfully recruit volunteers through our service.

Volunteer Referral

Our trained staff and volunteers promote the skills, knowledge and experience you are looking for to find the volunteers you need to do your mission-driven work. On average, 150 volunteer applications are submitted each month through the database.

Volunteer Screening

Improve your volunteer screening policies and practices through participating in BestMatch. BestMatch (formerly Best Practices in Volunteer Screening Program) aims to ensure appropriate volunteer screening policies and practices are in place in organizations that serve vulnerable populations. The Program provides education and one-on-one support to local community benefit organizations about the appropriate use of volunteer screening tools.

The program also allows members to receive authorization number(s) to obtain free police records checks for your volunteers working with vulnerable populations.

Volunteer Recognition

Say thanks to volunteers during National Volunteer week with our Caring Community Card, or nominate a volunteer for the Volunteer of the Month Award in SNAPD.

Professional Development

We offer training opportunities through the Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance. Member organizations receive $15 off workshops.

Consultation

Do you have a question about volunteer engagement, board governance or non-profit management? Get the advice you need. Our staff have the expertise you are looking for, just give us a call.

Sector Trends

Subscription to our monthly member publication – MemberLINK – to stay on top of information about funding, jobs, professional development, sector trends and news.

Promotion

Increase the profile of your events and organization through our website, social media network, and our display boards. The display boards can be booked for one week at a time.

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