A circle of friends, a company’s employees, a youth group, a service club, a class, a faith group, a family or a neighbourhood can do group volunteering.
What’s the best way to engage a group of volunteers? First, assess your organization’s capacity to engage groups. Identify new or existing projects that may benefit from the support of a group of volunteers.
Contact us for more information on group volunteering and download the resources listed below.
Examples of group volunteering activities
• Community housing construction projects
• Organizing food or clothing drives
• Environmental projects like shoreline clean-ups
• Skills-based activities for workplace volunteers (e.g., accountant tax clinics or pro bono legal work)
• Group Volunteering Handbook: Tools and Resources for Organizations and Volunteer Centres — This tool shows organizations how to create group volunteering opportunities. It provides best practices for group volunteering and lists helpful resources.
• Group Volunteering: Key Resources for Groups Wanting to Volunteer — This tool for volunteers outlines the basics of group volunteering. It provides tips for finding a fulfilling group volunteering opportunity and includes links to more great resources.