Volunteer Management (Part-time)
About the Program
Only students enrolled in the program can take the core courses: VOLM1100, VOLM1110, VOLM1120 starting in September each year and upon acceptance into the program. All courses require in-class attendance. Elective courses may be taken by anyone in any semester and are not restricted to those in the program. The Volunteer Management Program builds personal, organizational and community capacity by equipping students with the skills needed to successfully recruit, focus and retain volunteer resources. It is directed at paid staff or volunteers who have the current function or future goal of engaging volunteers effectively in the social profit sector. The program content aligns with accepted professional standards for the management of volunteer resources, and provides students with the up-to-date information and tools needed to develop and implement best practices. Students are seen as leaders who can affect positive change in their communities through facilitating quality volunteer engagement. Classes are participatory, with many opportunities to share experience, knowledge and resources. It is strongly recommended that applicants to the program have previous volunteer experience.
NOTE: To see Elective courses offered this semester, click on 'Electives: Program Option' in the table of courses below.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.
- It is expected that students will have some background as a volunteer and/or paid staff in a voluntary organization.
- Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
- Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
How to Apply
Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/registrar/forms
Send completed applications to:
299 Doon Valley Dr
Canada N2G 4M4
How to Register for Courses
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for detailed registration information.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
For more information on the PLAR process, please contact 519-748-5220 ext 2260, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the testing website.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
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