Print Page   |   Sign In   |   Register
Community Search
Inspiring Action: Blog for Volunteer Managers
Blog Home All Blogs
Search all posts for:   


View all (97) posts »

Little Bites: Solutions you can snack on – Episode #10 The Dismissal Episode

Posted By Adam Dias, August 13, 2018

Estimated reading time - 3 minutes. Episode runtime: 13:14 minutes. 


Now on iTunes!

Sammy here—your Training Specialist from Volunteer Toronto. Episode 10 of Little Bites is here with more Solutions you can Snack On!

At Volunteer Toronto, we know volunteer managers, like you, are busy. If you’re looking to save time, on challenges from small to big, we’ll give you tips during every episode of Little Bites. Each month I'll welcome a different guest to talk volunteer management, favourite snacks and great ideas we think you should know about. You can check back here monthly for new episodes on our blog!

How do you fire a volunteer? This question comes across my desk more often than you might think—so I’ve asked Camara Chambers, Volunteer Toronto’s Executive Director, to help me explore the answer.!

In this episode we look at the different roles people play in the volunteer dismissal process and how to create a dismissal policy that is both effective and appropriate. Dismissing a volunteer is challenging, but when it’s necessary having a good policy in place helps everyone involved. Tune in to learn more:


As we discuss in this episode, it’s important that you:

  • Have your dismissal policy in place before you need it. Check out our policy for ideas and inspiration.
  • Stick to your policy. Follow through on the warnings, documentation, and grounds for immediate dismissal that it describes.
  • Have another person in the room during dismissal meetings.


Do you have a pressing question you want answered on air? E-mail me at or tweet @VolunteerTO with #VTlittlebites. Did you know? Little Bites is now on iTunes!

Thanks for listening, and keep snacking!


As Volunteer Toronto's Training Specialist, Sammy Feilchenfeld develops and delivers in-person, online and on-demand training in order to support managers and coordinators of volunteers in Toronto’s non-profit and charitable organizations.

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
Permalink | Comments (0)
more Upcoming Events

Volunteering During COVID-19: October 20th

Organizations We Love

Volunteer Toronto Central-West (Temporarily Closed)

721 Bloor Street West, Suite 202
Toronto, ON
M6G 1L5

Mailing Address

2425 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 214
Scarborough, ON
M1K 5G8

(Virtual) Hours of Operation


Friday: 9:00am12:00pm

T. 416-961-6888

About Us
Contact Us
Board of Directors
Staff Team

CRA# 119287092RR0001

Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal