The City of Coquitlam’s Community Volunteer Support Hub is a new program providing workshops and resources for local not-for-profit organizations impacted by the pandemic, to enable them to continue providing value and services to the community.
Are you a non-profit looking for support? Here’s how you can connect with the Community Volunteer Support Program:
Open to non-profits and community groups supporting Coquitlam residents, the Community Support and Recovery Plan Grant program is available in values up to $5,000 for revenue recovery, and up to $10,000 for pandemic response for adaption of existing programs or the development of new programs.
To learn more, visit coquitlam.ca/csrp . Register for upcoming webinars on how to apply for the grant under the Upcoming Workshops tab below, or subscribe to the Community Volunteer Support Hub email list at coquitlam.ca/notifyme.
Looking for ways to make a difference in your community? Check out the organizations below, where you can find meaningful ways to give back and get involved.
Volunteer Hub – Community Volunteer Connections provides a local directory of volunteer opportunities by topic.
Go Volunteer – Govolunteer.ca provides volunteers with a wide selection of opportunities that connects them directly with not-for-profit and charitable organizations.
Volunteer BC – Volunteer BC’s online volunteer posting and recruitment tool.
Volunteer Canada – Pan-Canadian platform matching volunteers with volunteer opportunities.
This webinar will cover the basics of the City's Community Support and Recovery Plan (CSRP) grant program. The focus will be on information specific to applicants in the not-for-profit sector, but the grant is also open to individuals or non-registered groups who have identified a community need related to the COVID-19 pandemic and have a way to address that need.
The CSRP grant provides funds for additional pandemic-related costs, as well as for revenue lost as a result of the pandemic. For additional information and to access the grant application form, visit the CSRP grant page.
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To register, click the registration link below for the date you would like to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Are you new to volunteer coordination or a “volunteer” volunteer coordinator looking for some extra support, or maybe a veteran of volunteer management looking for some inspiration? Then this workshop is for you.
The workshop will move through a volunteer program’s core components of recruitment, selection, and onboarding, then move into support, supervision, and recognition. We will then spend some time on volunteer position design and how it impacts recruitment and retention.
Retention will be many volunteer coordinator’s hot topic considering how much time they spend on recruiting, screening and training new volunteers. So how can we avoid volunteer burnout and keep our volunteers engaged as long as we can? How can we create volunteer positions that attract volunteers? Join us to find out.
This presentation will include some round table discussions and small group sharing, so bring your questions.
6 - 9 p.m.
The Covid 19 pandemic has had some big impacts on our local nonprofit community and many organizations have seen substantial decreases in their funding and it is hurting their programs and services. If you are a board member, an executive director, or an interested volunteer, use this workshop as an opportunity to re-evaluate your organizations current funding model.
This workshop will walk you through best practices in fund development and give you some concrete ideas on how to support your organization’s fundraising efforts. The current limitations and opportunities in fund development will be explained and you will learn how to assess which fundraising approaches would work best for your organization. This workshop will help increase your confidence in talking to prospective donors about funding opportunities and you will learn how to bring more prospective donors to your organization. You will also leave the workshop with some concrete tools for increasing your donor retention.
Presenter Andy Price - Knowledge Philanthropist at Vantage Point
Andy Price is an engaging and results-focused non-profit executive and fund development advisor. He helps leaders, organizations and teams innovate and develop capacity. Andy brings two decades of experience in Health, Education, International Development, Sport and the Arts in a range of roles from front line fundraiser to manager, director and executive director. He has extensive knowledge of many areas of fund development, board recruitment and engagement, and strategic planning.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The Community Volunteer Hub program is provided through the City of Coquitlam’s COVID-19 Community Support and Recovery Plan (CSRP), which is supporting all sectors of the community impacted by the pandemic. Visit coquitlam.ca/csrp to learn more.