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Volunteer Central is pleased to announce an approaching series of workshops with globally renowned trainer and public speaker, Milena Santoro.

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It's Time to Stretch!

Oct 03, 2014

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A new proposed donation incentive from Imagine Canada

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Volunteer Alberta announced in their Sector Connector Newsletter that RCMP have put proposed timelines for mandatory fingerprinting of all persons applying for vulnerable sector checks, on hold after the voluntary sector raised grave concerns about the impact it would have on volunteerism.

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The PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation Leadership Grants Program provides funding for professional development opportunities for staff and volunteers who work at small- to medium-registered charitable organizations in Canada. Since the program's launch in 2006, the PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation has awarded over $1,000,000 in grants to over 400 recipients.

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The Board of Directors of Volunteer Central is proud and excited to welcome Karen Oatway into the newly created role as Executive Director.

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Resource Collection

Sep 09, 2014

Here you will find a collection of resources that people within the VMN have found helpful.

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The search is on for Alberta’s outstanding volunteers as nominations for the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards are now open. From students to seniors, volunteers are the backbone of our communities and you can help to recognize their selfless generosity. The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards recognize extraordinary Albertans whose volunteer efforts have contributed to the well-being of their community and fellow community members. Six awards, two in each category of youth, adult and senior are presented annually on or around International Volunteer Day, December 5. The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards Program is an integral part of government's commitment to Alberta’s voluntary sector. Seeking out ways to pay tribute to volunteers is part of the Government of Alberta's way of acknowledging and thanking our volunteers whose generous efforts contribute to the vibrant quality of life Albertans so enjoy. 2014 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards nomination form is now available! Think about those remarkable people who are making a difference in your community through their volunteer service. Now consider putting their names forward for the 2014 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards! For more information, please visit www.culture.alberta.ca/voluntarysector/stars

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Esther began her volunteer service with the Kerry Wood Nature Centre in April of 1996 assisting front counter staff several months. While she enjoyed volunteering in this capacity, her real passion was in books. In August of 1996 Esther began volunteering on a weekly basis as the lay librarian with us. Her 15 years’ experience in various libraries was put to good use in our somewhat neglected library! With the expansion of the Nature Centre, the book collection was moved, then moved again, to be rehoused in the bright new reading room. Inventories and an update of computer records were major undertakings, leading up to a joint project with Red Deer Public Library, which saw our holdings listed in their catalogue, a continuing process as new books are added to the collection. She also took over a project of digitizing many many slides so they could be used for upcoming projects. We would like to applaud Esther for her independent strong work ethic, her professionalism and efficiency. She has made this library what it is today by donating 2667.50 hours of her time to this cause. We couldn’t have done it without her. Esther is truly one of a kind!

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