Volunteer Management Foundations – Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada (VMPC) Approved

Code: VOLM1101

Course description

This course provides students with a broad overview of the necessary framework for a volunteer management program based on the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement and VMPC professional standards. The changing landscape of volunteerism in Canada, trends, volunteer motivation and the role of volunteer Board members in not-for-profit organizations are explored. Risk management, policies and procedures and the importance of organizational readiness is highlighted. There will be an opportunity to create policies and procedures and assess volunteer activities for risk. The role of a professional volunteer manager is discussed and assessed in relation to professional competencies and ethics. Students identify their own values and philosophy and its connection to volunteer management. This online course has a virtual classroom component that includes 5 or more sessions.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021. Winter 2022 registration opens November 1, 2021.