Welcome to Volunteer Management Group (VMG) 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.



Member Meeting Topics for the next few months:

NOTE:  There are no meetings during the summer. 

Next meeting:  September 20, 2017 

Topic: To be Announced!




VMG Announces a new Sharing and Referral program exclusively for VMG Members!

Volunteer Sharing:
You have an event, one-time project or short term volunteer opportunity for which you are recruiting volunteers.What do you do?

Step 1:
Email vmgcommunications@outlook.com

Step 2:
Complete the sign up agreement (it will be sent to you) and then send back.

Step 3:
You will then be emailed a fillable PDF Template.  
SAVE a blank form on your computer for future postings.
Complete another form and send back for inclusion in the next bulletin.

Step 4:
Contact your volunteers and ask if they'd like to be included in the sharing of this information. (For example, every week, you will send out information to these volunteers about the opportunities available for them to get involved). However you choose to do this is up to you.  Please note that it is expected that participation in the program indicates a willingness to also share other organizations opportunities.

Step 5:
Wait for volunteers to contact you then screen, place and train as per your organization's policies.

Submissions will be posted for a maximum of 3 weeks. The Weekly Bulletin will be delivered to your inbox (via Mailchimp) every Friday.

IMPORTANT: VMG will only share these opportunities, we will not screen, in any way, potential volunteers - nor should this be expected from any participating organizations.

Volunteer Referral:
From time to time, we may get volunteers who want to get involved but they don't align with our needs or available positions. VMG is collecting information to create a master list of our membership so, rather than turning them away, you can now refer this potential volunteer to a fellow organization!

Step 1: (if you haven't already done so)
Email vmgcommunicaitons@outlook.com

Step 2: (if you haven't already done so)
Complete the sign-up agreement (it will be sent to you) and then send back.

Step 3:
Complete the Registration Form and send back (This is a one-time process and is not available in a fillable form).

Step 4:
Whenever you want to refer a potential volunteer to another organization, give them the contact info for the participating organizations.  This form will be viewable in Google Drive.

Step 5:
Wait for volunteers to contact you then screen, place and train as per your organization's policies.

This form will only be updated when information is received by members. 

IMPORTANT: VMG will only share information about these organizations, we will not screen, in any way, potential volunteers - nor should this be expected from any participating organizations.


VMG still looking for a couple of Board Members - does this sound like you? 


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.

Are you the kind of person who hates it when other people complain about volunteers but won't step up themselves?  When someone at a meeting says "we should do something about this", do you understand that you are part of that "we"?  Well, if this is you, coupel that feeling of wanting to contribute with your passion for the work you do as a volunteer manager and join our Board as a Member at Large! 

This Board works collaboratively and Members at Large contribute as much as the other Board members in the planning of Member's Meetings, and sharing ideas for the direction of VMG.


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 Jeffory Magson if you are interested in any of these positons at jmagson@winspearcentre.com