Other Resources related to the Profession
Competencies for the Profession of Volunteer Administration
The national committee for CAVR came together to form this condensed one page document, as a tool for practitioners to use across the sector in the field of volunteer management. This tool originated from the National Learning Initiative (NLI) and is a document that contains competencies which describe what a leader should have in the profession. This document is for leaders and educators in the voluntary sector to explore and modify for their needs. Full documentation can be found at www.hrcouncil.ca
- HR Management Tool Kit - National Learning Initiative.Global Volunteer Management Survey 2008
This document is the summary of the results of a survey of managers of volunteers carried out by People First - Total Solutions between November 2007 and May 2008. 851 people responded from a total of 23 countries. 95% of the respondents were from four main countries: Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. A further 2% were from Canada. They answered questions about all aspects of their work, from the structure and type of organization they work for, the number of volunteers they engage, their salary, their education and their expectations. Managers of Volunteers : A profile of the profession (2003)
Who are managers of volunteers? What types of organizations employ them? What is the scope and nature of their work? What are their challenges? What training have they had and what training do they need? Do they feel supported by the organizations that employ them? To answer these and other questions, Imagine Canada commissioned Environics Research Group to conduct a national survey of managers of volunteers. In this report, data from this survey is used to present a profile of the volunteer management profession in Canada.
The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement (2006)
Volunteer Canada collaborated with CAVR to produce this document, which outlines the values, principles, and standards for effective volunteer practices within organizations. It also includes the Organization Standards Checklist, which will assist organizations to evaluate and improve their volunteer programs.
Volunteer Management Audit: The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement (2006)
It is not necessary to have adopted the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement in order to use the companion audit tool. It is a stand-alone resource.
The HR Council for the Voluntary and Non-Profit Sector
The HR Council for the Voluntary & Non-profit Sector (HR Council) works with organizations, educators, labour and government to identify and address issues related to paid employment in the voluntary and non-profit sector.
Learn about the new National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Managers of Volunteer Resources, released by the HR Council for the Non-Profit Sector on June 7, 2012, by downloading the documents below:
National Occupational Standards
- NOS How-To Guide
- NOS_howtoguide.pdf (application/pdf, 679.2 K) posted at 1:05 PM, July 4, 2012
- NOS_managersofvolunteerresources.pdf (application/pdf, 724.7 K) posted at 7:39 PM, June 19, 2012
- NOS_taskchart.pdf (application/pdf, 163.9 K) posted at 7:39 PM, June 19, 2012
Our priorities are to:
- Build and share knowledge
- Promote good HR practices
- Foster training and learning opportunities
- Provide leadership on HR issues
- Engage voluntary and non-profit organizations in our work
One of the resources provided on the website is a Toolkit for HR, including two sample job descriptions for Managers of Volunteers.