Why is volunteering important?

Are you considering volunteering? It's an important way to help individuals and communities in need.

2022 Volunteer Kneehill Nomination Form

Kneehill Regional Family and Community Support Services and Volunteer Kneehill would like to recognize Kneehill area residents and community organizations that have given freely of their time (big or small) to the well-being of their community and fellow community members. If you know of someone that you would like to shine the spotlight on, please send us your nomination! Six successful nominees (1 from Acme, Carbon, Kneehill County, Linden, Three Hills and Trochu) will be celebrated! You can download a pdf copy of the application here, or go to and fill it out online.

Why engaging youth in board governance is important

Launched this year, Youth @ the Table is Volunteer Alberta’s new youth engagement initiative. The program aims to create governance opportunities for young people ages 18 to 30 who are interested in the nonprofit sector.

Health and Safety Considerations for Volunteering During a Public Health Emergency

The COVID-19 pandemic has required changes to routines and practices to keep volunteers, clients and staff safe and healthy during volunteering. Practices and protocols to protect volunteers may vary based on the organization’s mission, clients, and geography. Check with the organization where you are volunteering and get their specific guidelines.

Resources on COVID-19 and Volunteering

Volunteer Canada is monitoring the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, heeding the advice of public health authorities and reaching out to our colleagues around the country and internationally, to develop strategies related to volunteer engagement, corporate community engagement, and continuity planning.

Are you ready to recruit volunteers? 3 resources to help you get started

Recruiting and engaging volunteers is much more than requesting a police information check or simply putting an ad up on social media that says, “volunteers needed!” It’s an ongoing process that matches the right volunteer with the right opportunity creating a meaningful and mutually beneficial experience.

Ways to Appreciate Your Volunteers

Taking the time to recognize volunteers is important if you want to retain volunteers and recruit new ones.
Here are some tips that you can use during and after the time your volunteers serve:

How to Write a Volunteer Job Description Your Volunteers Will Love

No business or nonprofit would start hiring people before they figured out what they needed them to do. They write job descriptions in great detail because they are the blueprints for recruiting, managing and retaining employees. The same principle applies to volunteers.


Microvolunteering is bite-sized, on-demand, no commitment actions that benefit a worthy cause

How To Find The Ideal Place To Volunteer

There’s a lot to be said for giving back though volunteering. But finding the best place and assignment to match your interests and skills — that’s the hard part.

Volunteer Alberta

We are fuelled by people who are passionate about working toward healthy and resilient communities in Alberta.

Purpose: Helping Alberta do good, together.
Vision: A strong, engaged and connected society serving the common good in Alberta.
Mission: To strengthen Alberta’s nonprofit sector organizations through knowledge exchange and strategic connections.

Quiz - What kind of volunteer are you?

What kind of volunteer are you? Volunteer Canada offers a quiz to quickly help you discover your inner volunteer!

Volunteer Canada

Volunteer Canada provides national leadership and expertise on volunteerism to increase participation, quality, and diversity of volunteer experiences