Welcome to Volunteer Management Group of Edmonton


A one-stop resource for people working in the field of volunteer management and coordination.
We provide professional development and networking opportunities, important information about the nonprofit sector and connections to employment in the field.

Our membership is comprised of managers and coordinators of volunteers from a diverse range of organizations. VMG provides relevant and timely information and resources that allow our members to keep up with the demands of a sector that is constantly evolving.



Upcoming Volunteer Management Group Events



SAVE THE DATE! December 14, 2016 – Volunteer Management Group Annual General Meeting


Please mark you calendars for Wednesday December 14, 2016 to join us at our Annual General Meeting (AGM).  This year, we are trying something a little different – rather than a breakfast meeting, we are hosting an after work event.  THERE IS NO COST FOR MEMBERS TO ATTEND THIS EVENT!


Location:  St. John’s Institute

Time:  4:00 – 6:00 PM


4:00 – 4:30      Mingle and enjoy appetizers, punch and coffee

4:30 – 5:00      Guest Speaker (TBA)

5:00 – 5:45      AGM (including a Special Resolution to amend the Bylaws)

5:45 – 6:00      Wrap Up



Does this sound like you?


Do you have some great ideas about what kinds of topics and speakers you’d like to see at VMG meetings?  Would you like to expand your network of contacts in the non-profit and voluntary sector?  Are you organized, reliable and committed?  Well, then Program Director sounds like a perfect position for you!


The Program Director is responsible for helping to plan topics for monthly meetings, arranging for, and liaising with guest speakers, securing the location (if not in our regular space) and any IT equipment needed, and attending monthly Board meetings.  You can expect to spend about 5-8 hours per month of your time fulfilling the duties of this role.


Are you a Virgo?  Are you in a “people profession” but really have the soul of an accountant? Are you detail oriented?  Like order, math and things to be organized?  Then you could be our next Treasurer! 


The Treasurer position in VMG is pretty straight forward.  You would maintain the financial records, be responsible for all banking functions, file the annual tax return, prepare the annual financial statement for audit, arrange for the audit and report on the finances at monthly Board meetings.  The Treasurer spends about 8 hours per month fulfilling his/her duties.


On a team, are you the person who really keeps things running while someone else does all the PR work?  Are you organized and efficient?  Do you like to keep everyone on task?  Secretary is just the volunteer position you are looking for!


The Secretary basically keeps all the records of the Board, like agendas, minutes, reports, etc.  After Board meetings, the Secretary will type up meeting minutes and send them to all Board members, as well as sending out notices and reminders to the VMG members. The Secretary invests about 5-8 hours per month in this volunteer role.


PLEASE NOTE:  This is an exciting time for the VMG Board.  We have a vibrant and dedicated slate of members for the upcoming year and are poised to make some exciting changes in VMG – but we need more like-minded people on the Board.  If you are committed, reliable, follow through on what you say you’ll do and want to truly build capacity in the sector by supporting the work of volunteer managers – we’d love to have you involved!  Volunteer managers tend to work in isolation in our organizations – serving on the VMG Board will not only give you excellent experience to add to your resume, you’ll get to be part of a great team!  Please contact Donna Woodford if you are interested in any of these positons at donna.woodford@forces.gc.ca


We hope to see you at these events!