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Queen’s Volunteer Engagement Certificate program returns

The Organizational Development and Learning team in Human Resources is excited to announce the return of the Queen's Volunteer Engagement Certificate (QVEC) program to the Learning Catalogue lineup in the winter term. 

QVEC provides practical tools and techniques to manage volunteers within the higher-education context. There are five required workshops in this program: four will be delivered online and one is a self-study unit. All are scheduled for the winter 2021 term.

The QVEC program was originally developed in partnership with staff in Advancement who hold the Certification in Volunteer Resource Management (CVRM) and were willing to share their expertise. Kathryn Vilela, one of the certificate program’s original designers, has updated the content to make it applicable to volunteer groups across Queen’s.

Volunteers offer an integral service to many programs at Queen’s, and likewise, members of the Queen’s community give back through their own volunteer efforts outside of Queen’s. Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane spoke to the importance of volunteerism in his report entitled “Components of an Emerging Strategy: A Report on the Conversation.”

“During the Conversation I heard from the leaders of numerous community organizations who applauded volunteers from Queen’s but were hoping for some sort of formal indication from the university that such work will be regarded as central rather than tangential to its mission,” he says in the report.

Human Resources is pleased to be able to offer this quality training to help those working with volunteers be as effective as possible.

Any questions about the Queen’s Volunteer Engagement Certificate can be directed to hrodl@queensu.ca.