Resources

Website Resources

This is a complete list of websites of interest to volunteers and non-profit agencies. It is a long list so scroll down to see all the categories!


Volunteering

VOLUNTEER CANADA

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS OF CANADA

VOLUNTEER BC

CANADIAN CODE FOR VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT  https://volunteer.ca/index.php?MenuItemID=346

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF VOLUNTEER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

VALUE OF VOLUNTEERING WHEEL

WORLD VOLUNTEER WEB
The World Volunteer Web is brought to you by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program.

VOLUNTEERING AND ITS SURPRISING BENEFITS

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VOLUNTEER

HOW CAN NEWCOMERS BENEFIT FROM VOLUNTEERING? (Video)

VOLUNTEER WORK – SERVICES FOR YOUTH

THE PHYSIOLOGICAL POWER OF ALTRUISM

THE CANADIAN CODE FOR VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT

SIMPLE WAYS TO HELP THE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR…AND AROUND THE WORLD


Island Volunteer Centres

CAMPBELL RIVER

This is our ‘sister agency’ providing volunteer resources to their community and administrative support to the Comox Valley.

COWICHAN
Volunteer Cowichan raises awareness of the power of service and encourages people to volunteer.

NANAIMO
For nearly 30 years, Volunteer Nanaimo has been serving the community and Non-profit organizations in the greater Nanaimo area.

PARKSVILLE
The Oceanside Volunteer Association (O.V.A.) is a community resource assisting volunteer organizations as well as those who wish to volunteer.  We promote volunteerism in the Oceanside Region!

SALTSPRING
Salt Spring Island Community Services benefits immensely from the support and energy of many volunteers, who actively contribute to the community through our programs and services.  We are a diverse organization offering volunteer opportunities that suit many individual preferences and skills.

SUNSHINE COAST VOLUNTEER CENTRE
The Sunshine Coast Volunteer Centre is here to support our community by – Helping people find volunteer work – Helping organizations find volunteers – Promoting volunteering as a key benefit to the community – Working with agencies to create, improve and maintain effective volunteer programs.

VICTORIA
Providing leadership to the non-profit community since 1975, Volunteer Victoria is the primary recruitment and referral centre for the Greater Victoria Region. Guided by the principles of civil society we are committed to enriching the quality of life in our community through volunteer involvement.


Compliance and Taxation

CHARITY CENTRAL
Charity Central is a project designed to help Registered Charities understand their responsibilities under the Income Tax Act.

IMAGINE CANADA
Charity Tax Tools – Essential Information for Canada’s Charities

THE CHARITIES FILE
The Charities File IS a joint project of the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation funded by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to build the capacity of small and rural charitable organizations across Canada and assist with annual compliance reporting to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The Charities File.

Law

Law for Non-Profits  

Law For Nonprofits is an initiative of the Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society (PLEO) and was founded to enable British Columbia’s nonprofit sector to access better legal information, education and advice. Law For Nonprofits is currently providing support to BC nonprofits to make the transition to the new Societies Act.

LEGAL INFO   Consumer and Non-Profit Law

LEGAL RESOURCES

Accountability


Library and Resources

CANADIAN CENTRE FOR PHILANTHROPY
Imagine Canada’s Non-profit Library

CHARITY DECISION TREE
To Be or Not To Be a Charity: The Decision Tree

CHARITY VILLAGE
Canadian site for the non-profit sector — 3,000 pages of news, jobs, information and resources for executives, staffers, donors, and volunteers.

KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
More than 100 reports, manuals, guides and fact sheets on volunteers and volunteering available online.

NON PROFIT EXPERT
Ideas and information for non-profits

VOLUNTEER BC
The Voluntary Organizations Consortium of British Columbia (VOC BC) is a network of provincial and coalition organizations that involve volunteers in a wide variety of sectors: health, education, social services, sport, recreation, arts, culture, multiculturalism, aboriginal, disabilities, children/youth, business, environment and others.

VOLUNTEER TODAY
Free newsletter for those who work with volunteers.


Professional Organizations

AVRBC
Administrators of Volunteer Resources BC

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS OF CANADA (VMPC)
Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada is the champion in the field of Volunteer Management. Dedicated to advocacy, capacity building and networking, it connects and empowers a network of professionals and passionately elevates the quality of volunteerism in Canada.

CHARITY CHANNEL
CharityChannel, an online professional network created by and for colleagues who serve exempt organizations. Membership required for some content.

CJVRM
The Canadian Journal of Volunteer Resources Management (CJVRM) is a non-profit publication highlighting the management of volunteer services in Canada. Membership Required


Reports

BC State of Volunteering Report – Campbell River


Research

ARNOVA
Association for Research on Non-profit organization and Volunteer Action

INSTITUTE FOR VOLUNTEERING RESEARCH
The Institute for Volunteering Research is an initiative of Volunteering England in research partnership with Birbeck, University of London


Technology

TechSoup CANADA
TechSoup Canada is the Canadian partner of TechSoup Global. Many nonprofits and social benefit organizations worldwide serve the needs of low-income, underserved populations and create positive social change. We believe these organizations could have even greater impact through the appropriate use of technology.


Training

ENERGIZE
Energize, Inc. is an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism.