Volunteer Hanna

Providing support to Not-for-Profit and Charitable organizations through consultations, workshops and information to develop community capacity and sustainability.

Volunteer Hanna provides resources and assistance to Hanna’s not-for-profit organizations and community volunteers. Most of our services are free and include:

  • Accurate and confidential referral to services and supports
  • Training and technical support to utilize www.aroundhanna.com
  • Risk management information and resources
  • Access to computers
  • Use of audio/visual equipment (TV/VCR/DVD, LCD projector and SMART Board)
  • Facilitation and personalized presentations to agencies, organizations and groups
  • Workshops, seminars and training opportunities
  • Assistance with researching grants and applications
  • Connecting volunteers and organizations to opportunities, resources and information

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Volunteer Engagement Workshop - Morning Session
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Join Volunteer Alberta and Hanna Volunteer Association to explore the big picture of volunteer engagement and screening. We will also explore the role that nonprofit leaders play in Alberta. This session creates meaningful dialogue that uncovers new considerations and helps to guide discussions about what is important in volunteer engagement and screening.

This strategic thinking session addresses the intersections of participation, protection, and privacy as it relates to the issue to volunteer engagement and screening. Using a systems thinking approach, we will dive deep into what informs volunteer screening and engagement practices and look at the underlying structures, sources, and mindsets.

Networking Lunch
(12:00 - 12:30 PM)

Networking and Engagement - Afternoon Session
(12:30 - 3:00 PM)

The afternoon session will have a networking focus as we apply our learnings from the morning’s session to Hanna’s local context. Through collaboration and discussion, we will explore Hanna nonprofits in volunteer engagement and screening, share knowledge of successes and processes for volunteer engagement, and brainstorm possible solutions to the challenges facing Hanna nonprofits in volunteer engagement and screening.


  • To develop a deeper understanding of the broad issue of volunteer engagement and screening.
  • Identify possible pathways forward to address the issue in our own organizations, locally, and provincially.
  • Identify needs or gaps for information-sharing and education.
  • Enhance awareness of systems thinking and iceberg model approach to complex issues.
  • Enhance awareness of volunteer engagement and screening to inform internal processes, policies, and staff.
  • Identify processes and pathways forward to enhance volunteer engagement and screening practices internally.

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Since its foundation in 1990, Volunteer Alberta has worked to promote, celebrate, and enable volunteerism in Alberta. The cornerstone of its mission is to empower Alberta's nonprofit sector organizations through knowledge exchange and strategic connection. Through these connections Volunteer Alberta communicates its unique character, values, and purpose.

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The Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) brings Alberta’s nonprofit organizations and post-secondary students together to make a difference in their communities. SCiP internships are meaningful, skill-based opportunities that are mutually beneficial to both nonprofit organizations and post-secondary students.

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Volunteer Canada is the national voice for volunteerism in Canada. Since 1977, we have been committed to increasing and supporting volunteerism and civic participation. We collaborate closely with volunteer centres, local organizations and national corporations to promote and broaden volunteering. Our programs, research, training, tools, resources and national initiatives provide leadership on issues and trends in Canada’s volunteer landscape.