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Volunteer Recruitment and Referral
So that that this service works most effectively for you, read the guidelines below before placing a volunteer request!
How does the recruitment and referral service work?
Ensure that your organization’s VBM Membership is valid.
Prepare a well-thought out volunteer request, including a task description which describes the role of the volunteer in your organization.
Some suggestions are posted further down this page.
Fill out a volunteer request form using the link below.
We only accept requests submitted via the web form below. Emailed or faxed requests will not be processed.
Your requests will be:
Potential volunteers will contact you directly to offer their services, as your name and contact information will be included on each posting.
It is up to you to take it from there! Make sure you can return messages within a timely manner or you risk missing out on some great volunteers.
Contact us when:
Things to be aware of before placing a request
The VBM does not:
Have a bank of volunteers on hand: place requests early enough to give us time to get your posting out far and wide;
Conduct screening or background checks on potential volunteers. You must have your own screening process in place before beginning recruitment;
|Refer volunteers to private addresses; organizations must have a place of business. If your organization is virtual or if a volunteer opportunity involves a "virtual" task, specify this in your request!|
Recruit for religious or political acitivites;
Recruit for organizations located overseas; duly accredited Canadian partner associations of such organizations may contact us for more information in such cases;
If your organization’s VBM Membership lapses, our system will automatically remove your volunteer postings at midnight on the expiry date. So take action on the Membership renewal notice you will receive several weeks prior!
“Volunteer needed to answer the phone.”
“Personable, punctual, empathetic adult volunteers needed to answer our six phone lines during business hours, in English and French, one half day a week (preferably for a minimum of three months). Previous receptionist experience an asset, but training is provided. Our lively team and teenaged clientele would count on you to make sure we all stay in touch!”
Putting time and effort into preparing a volunteer request can spare you screening and training candidates who don’t fit your needs.
Matching the right person with the right volunteer opportunity is not that different from hiring a new employee: it takes preparation and clear expectations of both parties from the get-go. That said, it never hurts to add a bit of charm and warmth to the who, what, how, when, and why of a task!
Place your request below!
For more information about recruitment, call us at 514.842.3351