Understand the three steps involved in Adopting and Implementing the CCVI
Understand the CCVI’s twelve Organizational Standards for Volunteer Involvement and their significance to your volunteer program
Have thought through strategies to effectively involve volunteers in your organization.
What trends in the area of volunteer involvement do you see in the work that you do?
Volunteering in Canada
Almost 12 million Canadians volunteers (45% of the population aged 15 and older)
Close to two billion hours volunteered
Average contribution of 168 hours annually
Who is most likely to Volunteer:
Youth (particularly teens)
Those with higher levels of household income and education
Those with school-aged children in the household
Those who are religiously active.
A few contribute the most
Children in the household
Rate of volunteering among immigrants
Why the Code?
Enhance existing practices
Ensure that a solid foundation is in place for involving volunteers into your organization
History of the Code
Original document launched on Dec 5th, 2000
Is known as the “industry standard” or benchmark for volunteer involvement
Second version introduced Spring 2006 in partnership with the Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources (CAVR)
Continues to be a roadmap for voluntary organizations of all sizes that are committed to involving volunteers as part of their human resources team
Goals of the Code
Strategically positions volunteers within an organization
Proposes a structure and approach to involving volunteers in the achievement of the organization’s mission
Provides a framework to generate discussion and reflection on the role and value of volunteers within an organization
Proposes principles that support the leadership structure within an organization.
Components of the Code:
Values for Volunteer Involvement
Guiding Principles for Volunteer Involvement
Questions to Consider:
How important are volunteer in your organization to assist you in meeting the mission of your organization?
Does your organization have a clear vision for volunteer involvement? Is everyone involved?
Is volunteer involvement a well-developed, integrated program in your organization or do you feel you constantly defend the program’s existence?
Take a moment to explore the rights and responsibilities of volunteers and organizations…
Rights of Volunteers
Rights of the Organization
Responsibilities of Volunteers
Responsibilities of the organization
Program Planning and Policies
Orientation and Training
Step 1: Why do voluntary organizations exist?
Who does what in your organization to
Involve Volunteers into your organization by utilizing the standards and relevant checklists as established in the Code
Implement, then adopt
Team building exercise
Gives you time to regulate standards
Celebrate with a finale
Recognition of the importance of the volunteer program
Adopt, then implement
Awareness of code
Excellence to strive for
Strategic planning for your organization
“ That the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement be adopted by our organization as an integral part of operational practice, to be made known to every employee and volunteer, and to be made readily available to every staff member and volunteer for consistent reference and consultation.”
“ In light of the recent revisions to the organizational standards outlined in the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement (The Code), the Board renews its adoption of the Code as per motion XXXXX < add article or motion number of original adoption, as required > , passed XXXX < add date of original motion> .”
Implementation then Adoption, or Adoption then implementation?