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Join the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) on Wednesday, June 22, at the Musée de la Gaspésie in the Town of Gaspé, as leaders from Quebec’s non-profit community sector tackle the evolving challenge of recruiting, training and motivating new generations of volunteers.

This day-long event features a two-part conference on volunteer recruitment with Tara Walker, of John Abbott College, titled "Engaged volunteers, vital communities: tools for organizational renewal." In the morning, participants will learn the basic principles of establishing and managing a team of volunteers while gaining insights into current trends in Canadian volunteering. In the afternoon, they will get a chance to put these principles to work in a series of exercises aimed at helping community groups create basic recruitment materials of their own.

Our guest speaker is heritage specialist Heather Darch who will enliven the afternoon with a personal story of how the switch to non-traditional forms of volunteering helped revive active support for a local history museum.

This event is the fifth of its kind organized as part of QAHN’s 2016 Volunteering Matters regional conference series, which aims to help volunteer-based groups become more proficient managers of their unpaid workforce.

The next Volunteering Matters conference is scheduled for Knowlton (September 23). For more information on that event, contact the QAHN office.


Click here to download the complete program for the Gaspé conference!

Click here to download registration form!

Space is limited so participants should register early! For more information call (819) 5640-9595, or toll free (877) 964-0409, or email

Made possible by a financial contribution from the Department of Canadian Heritage, these conferences are of particular interest to volunteers serving on non-profit governing boards.