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    Take your volunteer career to the next level!

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    Visit the Alumni Volunteer Summit homepage to learn how you can participate in this annual professional development & enrichment conference.

     Developing your Queen's volunteer career

    Check out these learning opportunities designed with Queen's volunteers in mind, and stay informed by reading about current university priorities and initiatives.

    Below are links to full session content, including slideshow presentations , from Alumni Volunteer Summit (AVS), the recording and production of which were sponsored by the Queen's University Alumni Association Projects Fund:

    AVS 2015 

    Keynote Speakers

    Nine Great Initiatives Poster Presentations (in PDF Format)

    AVS 2014

    Keynote Speakers  

    AVS 2012

    The following presentation focuses on how to motivate a volunteer team, first contextualized with contemporary theory, then demonstrated through the perspectives of an Alumni Branch President and a Reunion Coordinator.

    Leading a Volunteer Team: Tips for Success 

    To view this video, please install the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player.

    The presentation can be enlarged by selecting the fullscreen button on the video scroll bar.


    Principal's Blog
    Principal's Blog

    Learn what Principal Daniel Woolf has to say about issues and developments at Queen's and in the higher education sector. Principal Woolf welcomes constructive comments. 
    Queen's Gazette 

    Visit the Queen's Gazette for information on current university events, developments and initiatives.
    Queen's Strategic Framework
    Queen's Strategic Framework  (PDF, 482 KB)

    Read Queen's Strategic Framework and learn more about how the university aims to achieve a balanced academy focused on both excellence in research and transformative student learning experiences. 
    Queen's Initiative Campaign 

    Visit the Initiative Campaign website to read alumni profiles, and to learn about priorities and progress to date.
    University Secretariat 

    Visit the University Secretariat's website to learn more about the Senate, Board of Trustees, University Council and Distinguished Service Awards. 



    Leadership Tips PDF  Leadership Tips for Queen's Volunteers (PDF, 381 KB)

    Feel you have what it takes to be a leader in the alumni community? New to volunteering, and interested in working up to a leadership role? We’ve put together some tips consider when thinking about leadership.  

       Must reads for volunteer leaders

      Are you a volunteer leader? Do you help to oversee or coordinate other volunteers? If so, you may wish to check out these great resources!

          Additional online resources

      Below are some of today's most popular and helpful online volunteer resources. If you come across something you think we should add to this list, please let us know!

      Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement

      Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement is a framework for involving volunteers in all levels of an organization. Queen's University has adopted the CCVI  as part of our commitment to excellence in volunteer engagement.

      A Guide for Cultural Competency Application The  Guide for Cultural Competency Application of the Canadian Code  is designed to assist managers of volunteers to incorporate a Cultural Competence perspective in their application of the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement. It re-frames the Code as a tool to increase the accessibility and inclusiveness of volunteer programs, which in turn, will lead to diverse and stronger organizations that are responsive to Newcomers and the community at large.
      Charity Village Featuring the latest in nonprofit news, jobs, information, tools and resources, Charity Village is Canada’s leading online community for nonprofit and like-minded professionals – connecting them to ideas, opportunities and each other.
      Energize Energ!ze Inc  is an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism.
      Get Involved Get Involved  is a volunteer matching tool to help organizations and volunteers connect. Make sure to check out their Volunteer Quiz!
      NVW Logo National Volunteer Week  is an annual tradition (led by Volunteer Canada) where we take time to formally recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers across Canada.
      Imagine Canada Imagine Canada  aims to provide a single location for charities and nonprofits to access selected professional material about managing, developing and overseeing their organizations.
      Volunteer Canada Volunteer Canada  is the national voice for volunteerism in Canada. Since 1977, the organization has been committed to increasing and supporting volunteerism and civic participation through ongoing programs, special projects and national initiatives, by developing resources and by engaging in research and training across the country.
      Volunteer Today Volunteer Today  is an electronic gazette that provides free of charge information on trends in volunteer engagement, practical tips for working with volunteers, and information on professional development opportunities for volunteer engagement professionals. 
      Volunteer Match Volunteer Match  offers free webinars on a variety of volunteer-engagement related topics, including recruitment, position development, and managing volunteer transitions.

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