The Canadian Volunteer Landscape

paulaPaula Speevak joined Volunteer Canada after serving as the Managing Director of Carleton University’s Centre for Voluntary Sector Research and Development. Prior to her time at Carleton, Paula enjoyed a 24-year career as a practitioner and senior manager in the nonprofit and voluntary sector. She has been principle investigator and writer of many national resources on volunteering including “Bridging the Gap 2010” and “Bridging the Gap Ontario 2011”. Paula is also currently an active leader in the national dialogue on Screening.

The Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance will welcome Paula to our community on February 12th at the Cambridge Holiday Inn for a special presentation. Join Paula as she shares insights from the latest national information on trends in volunteering. Learn about how these trends will affect your organization and its programs. Participate in a dialogue on volunteer engagement in Waterloo Wellington and learn more about how your volunteer centre plays a role in supporting your work.  Paula will also lead a dialogue on issues very current for Waterloo Wellington:

  1. Building Surge Capacity for Volunteer Engagement (in emergencies, disasters, or large scale humanitarian responses such as welcoming refugees)
  2. How do informal volunteering, organic movements, self-organized initiatives fit with formal volunteering in organizations?

Who should attend: This session will provide valuable information for those who make program decisions in your organizations, Executive Directors/CEOs, Program Managers, Volunteer Managers, and Board Members. Register now!

Posted on January 18, 2016