About Volunteer Sudbury
We are Volunteer Sudbury: a local non-profit volunteer resource centre that acts as a link between volunteers and community organizations that rely on volunteers to do the wonderful work that they do.
If you are interested in volunteering but are unsure of what’s out there, or where your skills can be best used, we are here to help. Whether you’re looking to meet new people, build your resume, give back to the community, or you just want to try something new, we’re here to support you in finding a meaningful volunteer opportunity. For organizations, we provide support through training opportunities to strengthen volunteer programs, volunteer recruitment, and through our Membership program.
Our Charitable Registration Number is 848493540 RR0001. To find out more and view our Charity Information return click here.
A volunteer resource centre that acts as a link between organizations and volunteers for the enrichment of Greater Sudbury.
To promote the benefits of volunteerism through awareness and education.
We believe in promoting, encouraging, developing and facilitating meaningful volunteer experiences.
About Volunteer Centres
Volunteer Centres exist primarily to foster and develop volunteerism in the community as a whole. Volunteer Centres engage in four general kinds of activities:
Volunteer Centres raise awareness of the power of service, encourage people to volunteer, provide information about volunteerism and recognize the contribution of volunteers. Some examples include celebrating National Volunteer Week and conducting volunteer fairs.
Building Capacity for Effective Local Volunteering
Volunteer Centres help voluntary sector organizations, and other groups and individuals that work with volunteers, do a better job recruiting, managing and retaining volunteers. Some examples include offering training programs, one to one consultations, and providing support to organizations that work with volunteers.
Providing Leadership on Issues Relating to Volunteerism
Volunteer Centres serve as a convenor for the community and a catalyst for action. They work through local partnerships and collaborations with various groups and organizations, government, schools, and community leaders to identify needs and mobilize volunteer response. Some examples include speaking on behalf of volunteers, convening or participating on committees & collaborations, and advising volunteers of community needs.
Connecting People with Opportunities to Serve
Volunteer Centres provide people with easy access to a wide variety of opportunities to connect to their community through service. Some examples include targetting programs for special populations, offering recruitment and referral services, and managing direct services involving volunteers.