Editorial Fellowship: transforming volunteerism and work
Newcomers are critical to strengthening and growing Canada’s volunteer ecosystem. Here are four common barriers and how to make newcomers feel welcome.
Two-thirds of volunteer-served organizations do not have enough volunteers to operate effectively, and volunteerism can help newcomers build a sense of community in Canada.
A quarter of Canadian volunteers expect to cut down or stop altogether, new report finds
Canada’s volunteer ecosystem is currently suffering from a dearth of volunteers, with roughly two-thirds of volunteer-dependent organizations saying they cannot find enough support. Understanding the reasons why volunteers are quitting is crucial to reversing this trend.