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:
The City of Coquitlam’s Community Support and Recovery Program is looking for high school students born in 2006 or earlier to volunteer for our social media project. Do you:
If you said yes to any or all of these, we would love to have you join our volunteer team. Find more information under the "For Volunteers" tab below.
Calling Non-profits: If you are an organization interested in participating and receiving support from a student volunteer, please contact the social media project at email@example.com
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 opportunities and organizations below, where you can find meaningful ways to give back and get involved.
Volunteers will set up and activate two to three social media tools (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) for the participating community organizations. Volunteers will build content for these tools using pictures and writing to promote the purpose of the organization and their programs, events and services.
The goal is to get the word out about the organization using technology to engage followers and build new community connections. The pilot project will run until Dec 2021 with the opportunity for possible extension.
Minimum time requirement: 2hr/wk until December 2021
Why volunteer with the Social Media Project?
Volunteers will receive training and support in the areas of content development and usage, as well as on the business etiquette use of social media. By volunteering, they will also have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while also have access to networking opportunities and a chance to meet new people. Participating volunteers will also receive a letter of recognition outline their role and responsibilities and confirming the number of hours volunteered.
To learn more about the Community Support Social Media Project or to sign up, please contact Chrissy Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling Non-profits: If you are an organization interested in participating and receiving support from a student volunteer, please contact the social media project at email@example.com.
Check out these resources for more volunteer opportunities.
Community Volunteer Connections – Your local volunteer centre.
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.
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.