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.