Funded by The Government of Canada New Horizons for Seniors, Vancouver Foundation, and the United Way of Greater Victoria, the 2017 Stage Based Volunteering Project explored the volunteering journeys of 495 volunteers between the ages of 60 and 97. A team of senior volunteers designed and led the project to learn more about the joys, expectations, challenges and changes that older volunteers experience and the ways we can support volunteers and strengthen volunteer programs.
Funded by Telus, the 2016 Youth Volunteer Roadmap project worked with youth to create new online-tools to help explain how youth can get involved in volunteering.
Funded by the United Way of Greater Victoria, the Youth Legacy Report 2015 explored motivations and barriers to volunteerism, and the ways that local youth connect with volunteer opportunities.
Volunteer Canada, Investors Group and Ipsos released a new report in April 2017 called “Recognizing Volunteering in 2017.” In this summary report Volunteer Canada revisits “the very definition of volunteering and how it is manifested in communities.”
The Government of Canada Spotlight on Canadians: Results from the General Social Survey — Volunteering and charitable giving in Canada provides a snapshot from the 2013 census.