COURSES FOR $120/YEAR
Made by community for community. The Volunteer Lab is a peer-to-peer digital learning space. Through high-quality video-based courses designed and led by passionate instructors, the Volunteer Lab aims to inspire and drive change to build resiliency in volunteerism.
Alisha has a lot of insights to share after an extensive volunteer management career supporting large-impact organizations in Toronto, including the United Way of Greater Toronto and Fred Victor. Her course is all about solution focused feedback to support and empower volunteer-led committees.
Amanda brings the unique perspective of engaging volunteers in a palliative care environment grounded by her work at Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice Care. Her course brings practical and emotional considerations around re-engaging in-person programming with a focus on wellness for volunteers.
Amanda and Dawson are the former Co-Executive Directors of Pledges for Change, a youth-led group passionate about transforming the way young people engage in social impact activities. They dig into pilot projects and how to test ideas with a special emphasis on involving youth voices.
Jeff is the Manager of Volunteer Resources at Yonge Street Mission. His course leans into navigating mutually beneficial partnerships with other groups and organizations—including when to say no.
Sammy is Volunteer Toronto’s well-known Training Manager, having engaged over 3,000 leaders in learning opportunities over the past six years. He’s bringing his deep sector knowledge to re-examine volunteer management to overcome barriers.
Sheliza is an experienced equity and inclusion coach. She takes learners through the principles of anti-oppression, including personal self-reflection and the impact of intersectionality so that we can gain tools to better understand inclusive leadership through allyship and advocacy.
Susanne is an experienced volunteer, board member and change management specialist, grounded in her work in coaching and consulting. Her course addresses both personal and organizational scenarios using self-awareness, empathy, and effective communication to move towards a more empowered approach to managing change and uncertainty.
Date of Last Revision: April 29, 2022
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