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National Volunteer Week 2018

Volunteer Victoria would like to celebrate volunteerism and encourage all of Greater Victoria to take part. During this special week, we’d like to offer families, schools, businesses, and individuals an opportunity to take part in events throughout the week.  Whether attending a Volunteer Open House, or taking part in a Public Volunteer Session, or just […]

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Everything Social

Volunteer Victoria was delighted and grateful to be chosen as the Charity of Choice at Social Media Camp last week. (Thanks Social Media Camp!) If you have never heard of this annual gathering, it is an amazing opportunity to learn about the latest trends and tools to manage and use social media – and to meet 500+ representatives from […]

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Youth Legacy Report

Volunteer Victoria is pleased to launch a new report on youth volunteerism in Victoria. 624 local youth between the ages of 15 and 25 responded to a survey between April 2014 and February 2015. Funded by the United Way of Greater Victoria, the Youth Legacy Report 2015 explored motivations and barriers to volunteerism, and the ways that […]

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Turning Pie into Pi

You might occasionally note a Friday the 13th or remember March 15th (“Beware the Ides of March” the notorious date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC and the turning point in Roman history.) But, sandwiched between the two last week was International Pi Day. You know Pi, 3.141592653 … a numerical dream […]

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Social Media Camp

Social Media Camp is Canada’s largest social media conference, offering three days of world class education, networking and idea sharing in a fun environment. People converge on Victoria for this annual event from across North America. Similar events happen in San Diego and New York, but cost well over $1000 to attend, not including travel. […]

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Farewell Volweb

The day is finally on the horizon when we will be saying goodbye to VolWeb – the platform that our member agencies have used for some time to create their volunteer recruitment ads that then populate our website. Effective March 31st of 2015, Volunteer Victoria’s link to VolWeb will officially end. We/you will not have […]

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We Got Engaged – Building Workplaces with Intention

We Got Engaged – Building Workplaces with Intention March 24, 2015 – 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour What if we. created workplaces with intention? developed organizations that were holistic – healthier, happier and more harmonious? nurtured a more effective and supportive work environment?focused on creative, innovative and transformative solutions? cultivated vibrancy, […]

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Farewell Friend

As someone pointed out yesterday, 2015 started with a bang! After nearly a decade of stable service, the “much loved” and much used database VolWeb suffered a major technical breakdown. We knew more than a year ago that VolWeb was facing increasing risks and health problems.  And we all knew the day would come when VolWeb would […]

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You Made A Difference – Thank You!

Volunteer Victoria turned 40 this week. Today we are officially 14,602 days old! Relative to agencies like the Cridge Centre – Western Canada’s oldest non profit which formed in 1876 – we are still a baby. Still, 40 years of business is a big milestone and we are so grateful to all our former and current […]

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