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Volunteer Resources

In an ongoing effort to collaborate and support volunteering in the arts and culture sector, the Hot Docs Volunteer Office is creating resources to help you develop and evolve your volunteer programs.


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Shake It Up

Shake It Up is a series of seminars that highlight best practices in volunteer management.

For more information, please contact [email protected]. Check out our past seminars:


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Volunteer Management Templates

Looking for ways to get information about or feedback from your volunteers? Our downloadable and customizable templates will help you along the way:


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The Value and Supervision of Volunteers

Learn how to work with volunteers, from planning to putting in into practice. Check out our video tutorials, full curriculum and supplementary scenarios to get a sense of the challenges, opportunities and benefits of working with volunteers.

Volunteer Management and Inclusion & Diversity Training

Interested in building your organization’s volunteer management capacity? This workshop will provide guidelines for getting your volunteer program off the ground, with a focus on inclusion and diversity. We hope you can join us—RSVP here.

Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Lunch served from 12:30 - 1:00 PM
Location: U of T Scarborough (Academic Resource Centre, Bladen Wing, Room BV 340 )

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Did you know that many organizations offer volunteer grant programs where they make cash donations to charities that their employees volunteer with? Charities like Hot Docs!

If you are interested in seeing whether your organization makes donations to charities, take a look at the list. If you don’t see your company listed and know that they have this program, email us at [email protected] to let us know.

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