About Volunteer Action Centre
The Volunteer Action Centre provides connections and leadership in Waterloo Region to support the development of individuals and organizations through volunteering. We provide a hub for volunteer opportunities and engagement, and enable best practices and continuous learning for professionals in the nonprofit sector.
OUR VISION – is of a Waterloo Region that is invested in volunteerism.
OUR MISSION – is to provide regional leadership and expertise on volunteerism to increase participation, quality and diversity of volunteer experiences.
OUR MISSION AND VISION WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THAT ASPIRE TO OUR VALUES -
- We Collaborate – working together with local community benefit organizations, individuals, businesses, and schools to promote volunteerism for a more engaged Waterloo Region.
- We are Helpful – we work diligently to understand the needs in our community and create valued links between those in need and those who can support them.
- We are Inclusive – we actively accommodate individuals with barriers to involvement, respecting everyone.
- Our Integrity is important to us – our actions are based on honesty, sincerity, and accountability.
What People Are Saying
"Whether VAC staff can answer my question or they refer me to a community partner for assistance, they want to ensure I am directed appropriately. That kind of service is invaluable!"
— Mary Lou Binkle - Victims Services of Waterloo Region
"The Volunteer Action Centre provides resources and up to the date information on trends and legislation. It shows the community the importance of volunteering. It helps us with skill based volunteers, and to reach youth for special events. It is a big arm out into the volunteers of the community."
— Kingsdale Community Centre City of Kitchener
"The Volunteer Action Centre adds value to our organization through connections to other volunteer managers and organizations. The ability to recruit volunteers and promote our organization. Our membership allows us to reach out to the broader community and gives resources and ideas for appreciation."
— Erica Woodford - Frontier College