While Kin Canada clubs perform countless service projects and fundraisers each year, there’s a lot of additional coverage about them around this time because of the holiday-centered projects and events.
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A hot topic in the non-profit sector is how to properly recognize volunteers. Knowing how to do this and engaging your volunteers will go a long way in providing a good volunteer experience. (Not to mention the benefits of when those positive experiences are shared with others; word of mouth is arguably the most effective marketing tool out there!).
Pay it forward. Random acts of kindness. Whatever you call it, the principle is the same: do something good and be kind to others. It seems to be such a simple idea, that one person doing something nice can lead to the recipient passing it on or learning something positive.
There’s been a high level of excitement at Kin Canada and among members over the past couple of months and we’re finally able to officially share the energy: we're offering opportunities for students in college and university to become involved by joining Kin Canada Campus Clubs.
Earlier today, Nadyne and I judged the Quill submissions, a Kin Canada National award that encourages the development of members’ written communication skills. Kin members submit their story at the district level, and each district is allowed to send up to two entries for consideration for the national award.
Making projects, fundraisers and overall, your service club, appealing to younger members is important; they are the seasoned volunteers and passionate members of our future! Youth volunteers currently have the highest volunteer rate among Canadians (but commit the least amount of hours compared to all other age groups).
This Sunday marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week (NVW)! From coast-to-coast, volunteer organizations are celebrating the efforts of their volunteers.
We’re wondering how our clubs are celebrating NVW. Don’t have any plans? Here are some easy tips to make this a fun, week-long event:
As National Volunteer Week rapidly appraoches (April 21-27), it's hard not to think about the extraordinary amount of time Canadians dedicate to volunteering each year.
The most recent Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating revealed that Canadians spent over 2.1 billion hours volunteering in 2010. That's equivalent to almost 240,000 years!
It's International Women's Day and we have a lot to celebrate. Kinettes across Canada have made an immeasureable impact on Canadian communities through service projects and fundraisers.