Event description

Volunteer (re)Engagement

Webinar Recording & Slides

Presentation Slides click HERE or view below:

Volunteer re-Engagement

View Presentation on YouTube https://youtu.be/e7PIno7AwLQ or below:

Date of Webinar

Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Webinar Presenter

SHEENA SWIERENGA believes in the power of creativity and resiliency building strong communities. With a background in education, Sheena has worked in the non-profit and public sector for a decade in various capacities including community development, people engagement, organization learning and recreation. She thrives when building relationships that nurture and empower people.

About Propellus

For over 65 years, Propellus has been supporting volunteers and volunteerism in the communities of Calgary. Through many partnerships, they continue to work across Canada because they know that volunteers are essential to creating thriving communities.


Webinar Description

As we face many changes and challenges involving volunteers we also have a number of opportunities to work differently. For a variety of reasons, those who make up your volunteer community may have changed. As communities look to move forward, many people may feel apprehensive about returning to volunteer positions they had in the past. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as organizations can explore to engage a wide range of people and their individual situations in a way to support volunteering in your organizations. This may just require organizations to think of ways of adapting and developing volunteer roles for your organization.

This online session will explore early research on best practices around volunteer engagement during this time. This includes looking at volunteer management, recruitment, recognition and retention. We will also explore what could support volunteer motivation and identifying barriers to volunteering at this time. This session will also introduce some useful tools that can support your volunteer (re)engagement practices moving forward.

Follow Up Friday – Reflection and Discussion Session

Friday, November 12, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Have more questions about volunteer engagement? Join us for Follow Up Friday, where you will have an opportunity to discuss the topic, reflection on what it means for your organization and have discussions with other non-profit leaders about the topic.

Register HERE for Follow Up Friday.


BLC Organizers

  • Alberta Culture & Status of Women, Community Development
  • CommunityWise Resource Centre
  • Federation of Calgary Communities
  • Rozsa Foundation
  • Other Non-Profit Community Leaders

Thank you to our sponsors for continued support of our event

  • Friends of the Federation of Calgary Communities
  • Servus Credit Union
  • Simple Cloud Works



Follow Up Friday

If you attended the Volunteer (re)Engagement on session, please join us on this extended event. This is a space for participants to discuss and reflect further on what volunteer engagement looks like for their organization.

What to expect:

  • Exploring the question: What does this mean for me and my organization?
  • Discussion of the topic with other non-profit leaders
  • Place for reflection and asking further questions on the topic

Note: You don't need to necessarily attend the Saturday webinar for the Follow Up Friday discussion, but it may support the discussions.



Please note you will need to register for this event as well.