We are thrilled to introduce Pride in Volunteering, a new and innovative project for the Peel community and beyond.
The purpose of this project is to address the specific issue of LGBTQ+ volunteer inclusion. Pride in Volunteering is opening doors to safe and inclusive voluntary sector organizations for the LGBTQ+ community to make a difference in the lives of others.
A core value of volunteer management is that everyone, without exception, has something to contribute to their community and the power to make an impact. As such, each organization’s volunteer pool needs to be reflective of the community that it serves. This ensures that everyone, through the act of volunteering, has a chance to transform their lives and the lives of others. In fact, the mandate of volunteer management is to promote the reciprocal nature of volunteering, which means that volunteers get as much from their experience as those whom they support. It is therefore important to make these experiences accessible to as many people as possible.