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Volunteer Management Strategy

The PDF Document PRCS Volunteer Management Strategy 2007-2012: Building the Volunteer Spirit! was adopted by Council in March 2007. The Strategy’s vision is “Richmond’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, connecting people with volunteer opportunities; leading and sustaining a strong volunteer spirit.”

The Strategy focuses on five strategic directions:

  1. Manage volunteers through a technology-based Volunteer Management System.
  2. Work together with other organizations across Richmond to achieve a synergy and sharing of process, training, tools, costs and volunteers.
  3. Work in conjunction with other organizations to assist them in building their own capacity to recruit and manage volunteers, without duplicating efforts, but by building a seamless system.
  4. Raise the profile of volunteers in the community through enhancing recognition programs.
  5. Develop consistent procedures and standards by centralizing certain activities such as screening, risk management, orientation, evaluation and recognition.