Promoting Professional Volunteer Resource Management


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KAAAV Members may request to post updates based on the
Email and Website guidelines. Updates may take up to 5 business days.

Check for updates on member activities, workshops, training
sessions, job jostings and other updates.
To submit Website updates contact Eleonor Egidio

During these unprecedented times, we know that many agencies have had to close to the public and/or significantly reduce services due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
At the same time, people are generously offering their time, skills and talents to volunteer and help.  

The United Way Volunteer Centre is collecting this information, and as organizations are adapting programs and innovating ways to serve clients,
we are working to provide a streamlined approach to assist the community with matching individuals and groups who want to volunteer, with organizations that can use their help.

If your organization is looking for volunteers to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic, and have implemented ways to safely recruit and deploy volunteers using public health guidelines, please:

-       email the United Way Volunteer Centre at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know your needs,

-       or, post your opportunity(ies) on the Volunteer Centre website: https://www.unitedwaykfla.ca/volunteer-centre/.   

In the coming days and weeks ahead, we will share information with you about volunteers who match your needs, so that you can follow up with them, directly, and provide pertinent information about volunteer duties, protocols and requirements that your organization will have in place for volunteering (i.e. COVID-19 screening) etc.

If you have any questions, or need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the Volunteer Centre at: 613-542-2674, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you very much for all that your organization is doing during these challenging times!

  Additional Resources:

The Volunteer Checklist – Volunteering During COVID-19 is also provided on the Volunteer Centre website to provide potential volunteers
with information about how to keep themselves and others, safe while volunteering.

Keeping Volunteers Engaged While Programs are Suspended During COVID-19  https://blog.volunteer.ca/keeping-volunteers-engaged-while-programs-and-services-are-suspended-due-to-covid-19/

For general information about volunteering, please download the Volunteer Centre brochure or contact

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KAAAV has started a Facebook page and will be assessing if it is a useful tool for our membership. Please join us at www.facebook.com/kaaav.org. If you are not on Facebook, because it is a public page, you can still view it but you won’t be able to like or share posts, make comments and you will not get a notification when there is a new post. etc. There may be people who are not KAAAV members who would like to join so share where you think it is appropriate. If you have any suggestions or comments about the page, email Eleonor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dear Members, 

It is with much regret that the board is accepting the recommendation of the Conference Committee that we postpone our annual conference until the fall of this year, given the evolving global health crisis as a result of the spread of COVID-19. We recognize that many of our members work in hospital, long-term care or health-care facilities and their participation in the conference could have been restricted for many reasons. In addition we have noticed that other conferences and larger gatherings are being postponed or cancelled for public health reasons, and in light of these considerations, we felt that the only responsible choice was to postpone our own conference for the time being.

Those who have already registered will be contacted in the next few days to be offered the option to either defer their registration or receive a refund.   
Our Annual General Meeting will still be held on May 14th but we will look at hosting it virtually, perhaps combining it with some kind of webinar or virtual networking session. Please stay tuned for more information and we look forward to your participation.  

We thank you for your patience and wish you the best of health in these uncertain times.

On behalf of the PAVRO Board of Directors,
Aleksandra Vasic


Monthly Meeting Dates

  • Meetings start at 9 A.M. unless otherwise noted
  • All regular meetings for 2020 are at the Boys & Girls Club of Kingston, 1300 Bath Rd. (Frontenac Mall)
Thursday 16 January
Planning for Volunteer Orientation and Training
Wednesday 12 February
Engaging Volunteer Mentors: Opening Doors & Building Community
Thursday 26 March
Using Technology
Wednesday 15 April
Taming the Overwhelm Dragon
Thursday, 21 May 
PAVR-O Conference Updates









Key Dates

International Volunteer Managers Day  5 November, 2020


UN International Volunteer Day  5 December, 2020


National Volunteer Week  19 - 25 April, 2020


PAVRO Conference 13 - 15 May, 2020 in Toronto


VMPC  Conference 8-10 June, 2020 in Saskatoon