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Newsletter No. 3 | December 2014

In This Issue
VECTor Conference
Upcoming Training

Fresh Faces At VT
Digital Storytelling Offer
Renew Your Subscription
Featured Member

Feature Discount

Our Gift To You!

We are offering a unique opportunity to get trained as a digital storytelling workshop facilitator!

Digital stories – personal narrative in the form of a short video – are becoming more and more popular, and are being used by organizations around the world to share impactful, personal stories that make their organizations tick.  Volunteer Toronto wants to train a member of your organization to deliver workshops and learn how to use this practice to best suit your organization’s specific needs.  Normally these types of workshops cost over $3000, but we’re giving it to you for FREE!

Workshops will begin early next year.  More details to come soon. Feel free to contact Rani Sanderson for information or to reserve your advance spot now.  Spaces are limited!


Don't get left in the lurch when you need that last minute volunteer. Renewals are now due and reminder emails  have been sent out.

Check for your invoice in the "manage profile" section of your profile homepage.

Contact Mona if you have any problems. 


Get noticed by becoming a featured member! Twice a month we will feature a member on our website and one lucky member will be featured in our monthly volunteer times newsletter.

If you are a subscriber, fill out this questionnaire and you may be chosen as our next Featured Member!


You're looking for new funders. They're looking for you too. 

With your Volunteer Toronto subscription, you now receive 35% off your first Grant Connect Essential plan. With Grant Connect, you'll uncover new opportunities and zero in on the right prospects. Learn more and take advantage of this exclusive offer!

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344 Bloor Street West, Suite 404
Toronto, ON
M5S 3A7

Phone: 416.961.6888

Announcing Volunteer Toronto’s First Conference

VECTor: Volunteering, Engaging, Connecting Toronto

Creating Engaged Communities Through Volunteer Action

Oakham House, Ryerson University
Save the Date – Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Volunteer Toronto’s first regional conference, VECTor, is coming in March 2015. An exciting and informative day filled with workshops, panels and a keynote speaker you won’t want to miss.

VECTor invites volunteer managers, Executive Directors and Board members to discuss and explore the impact of volunteering, how to engage communities and the future of volunteerism in Toronto. Meet others in the sector doing great work, find out about great deals available to Toronto organizations and attend workshops and panels that will help your rethink, refocus and re-energize your volunteer program.

Registration opens in January 2015. View the VECTor page to learn more about our early bird prices!

January Training Sessions

Start 2015 off right with some great learning opportunities at Volunteer Toronto. January has two great training sessions featuring guest speakers and the return of the monthly VolunteerTalks exclusively for subscribers of Volunteer Toronto.

The Relative Impact ROI Model for Volunteers
With guest presenter Tony Goodrow, Better Impact
Thursday, January 8, 9:30am-12:30pm

“We don’t brag about spending more money…so why do we brag about spending more of our volunteers’ time?” 

This workshop by guest presenter Tony Goodrow will demonstrate how a focus on more volunteer hours may actually devalue volunteers and how to use a Return-on-Investment (ROI) model as a more meaningful indicator of volunteer program success. In three hours, Tony will help you work with boards and upper management to define priorities of volunteer engagement, calculate return on investment of volunteer engagement and monitor the performance of volunteer engagement for internal process improvements.

Register Now!

Volunteer Talk: Time Poverty and the Glorification of Busy
Free for subscribers of Volunteer Toronto
Wednesday, January 28, 9:30am-11:00am

“Can you help me with this? Can you start a new project? Can you train a new volunteer? Can you meet with me for an hour?” 

When we’re asked these questions in our sector, the most common response is often “I don’t have time” or “I’m too busy.” In recent years, the concept of “time poverty" has gone beyond the initial confines of academics into the realm of non-profit workers. Have too much to do and not enough time? Can’t invest any time to train volunteers on a new project or task? Simply finding yourself worrying that there aren’t enough hours in the day? You may be time-poor yourself.

In this Volunteer Talk, we’ll discuss the concept of time poverty and discuss best practices and strategies to de-glorify “busy” and take back our work lives! Utilizing volunteers well, and ensuring they don’t suffer from time poverty themselves, will ensure successful work for you and your organization.

Register Now!



Fresh Faces At Volunteer Toronto

We are thrilled to announce that we have three new members of staff!

Mona ElSayeh is our new Subscriptions Manager. Mona is here to make sure that Volunteer Toronto is continuing to provide you with the best possible services and support. If you have questions about your subscription to Volunteer Toronto or the services we offer, you can reach Mona at Mona has moved into the previous role of Camara Chambers, who is now our Director of Community Engagement.


Sammy Feilchenfeld is our new Training Coordinator. He’ll be taking over our Volunteer Talks—a monthly discussion group for subscribers—and developing workshops and resources to help bring out the full potential of your volunteer program. If you have questions about Volunteer Toronto’s training, you can reach Sammy at  Sammy has moved into the previous role of Melina Condren, who is now our Director of Engaging Organizations.



Rani Sanderson will be working with us until the Spring of 2015 as the Digital Storytelling Coordinator for the SharedTime Project. She'll be facilitating workshop for non-profits and volunteers to learn how to create and facilitate the making of digital stories. You can reach Rani at


Volunteer Toronto is a charitable organization committed to supporting, creating and celebrating volunteerism in Toronto. Through our innovative approaches to volunteering and services that empower organizations to develop engaging volunteer programs, we are supporting our mission to  create the best possible volunteer experience.

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