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.



Volunteer Management Group Meeting Topics for 2016


November 16, 2016:  Certification options for Volunteer Managers

Join panelists who will talk about various certifications that are applicable to our profession.  Learn how to obtain certification and the advantages to doing so. 

December 14, 2016:  Volunteer Management Group Annual General Meeting

This year, we are trying something a bit different; please join us after work for an elegant reception and to hear an inspiring guest speaker.  Details to come.

Also, there will be a new format to our meetings (with the exception of special meetings, such as May, June, October and December) 

Meetings are 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM:  coffee, muffins and networking

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM:  *Tools of the Trade

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM:  Announcements, Guest Speaker

*NEW! Tools of the Trade is an opportunity to share practical information with colleagues.  You will be given notice about what the tool topic will be and then you'll be asked to bring in resources to share.  For example, one month might be Evaluation and you'll be asked to share your evaluation process.  We will spend 15 minutes looking over the shared documents, as well as a quick discussion to share best practices and answer any questions. 

VMG meetings are:

  • Networking:  An opportunity to meet with other people who engage and manage volunteers in a variety of organizations
  • Informative: An excellent way to stay connected to the trends and learning opportunities in volunteer management
  • Inspiring: An opportunity to listen to some interesting guest speakers
  • Sharing:  A great way to learn from each other and to see how other organizations manage their volunteer programs
  • Fun: A great way to start your workday!