Alison Stevens Volunteer Canada
Volunteers and non-profit organizations now have a simple and easy way to connect with one another.
Kings Volunteer Resource Centre’s (KVRC) board chair, Angela Patterson, has officially launched volunteerns.ca. The website is a new provincewide volunteer linking website/database being hosted by KVRC and partnered with Volunteer Canada and the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.
“KVRC is very proud to be hosting the rollout of volunteerns.ca. We feel this tool will be very beneficial for the volunteer sector, allowing those wanting to volunteer to be linked up with potential opportunities efficiently through the database,” says Patterson.
Non-profit organizations, clubs and agencies can post their vacant opportunities on the website, making it easy to find the volunteer with the skills needed. Those looking to offer their time and expertise to their communities can easily browse or search for the right opportunities for them. Volunteers can even receive email alerts when organizations or positions they have been looking for are posted.
According to a GPI Atlantic press release, “Volunteers contribute nearly $2 billion worth of services to the Nova Scotia economy, equivalent to nearly 10% of the provincial GDP ....”
“We recognize the value and importance of volunteers in our province and we are fortunate to be surrounded by people of all ages who act on passion and compassion towards others,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine. “As part of the Culture Action Plan, we are committed to promoting creativity and innovation to better support the non-profit and voluntary sectors.”
The database software was provided by Volunteer Canada as part of a national initiative to connect all volunteer opportunities across Canada.
“Volunteerism is a great connector. We are proud to have been a partner of volunteerns.ca from the very beginning and thrilled that volunteers and non-profit organizations throughout the province will have an attractive and easy-to-use tool at their disposal,” says Alison Stevens of Volunteer Canada.