Volunteer Management - 095

Mohawk College Certificate
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Volunteer college students

Address the knowledge, skills training and development for effective management of volunteer programs. Successfully recruit, motivate, and maintain volunteer resources by building a solid program that affects positive community change. Facilitate quality volunteer engagement by designing unique positions, screening effectively, and utilizing unconventional recruitment methods!

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Continuing Education Community Services & Support
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2018/19 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Community and Urban Studies.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Courses must be taken in the order listed.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Discover the foundational pieces for successful engagement of volunteer resources. Develop a good planning process, based on recruitment/involvement models and current research on volunteering, will lead to better success when engaging volunteers.
Credits: 3
Course description: Engaging volunteers and managing a productive volunteer requires an understanding of the operational process, in which volunteers function. Discover the impact of your reputation on recruitment, and explore strategies for every facet of the volunteer cycle including pre-recruitment planning, supervision, performance evaluations, recognition, and risk management.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MGMT10163
Equivalents: MGMT10152 or MGMTSSP24
Course description: This course will help you understand the support system behind volunteer engagement, which include software programs, the development of policies & procedures, establishment of a budget, conflict resolution, administrative filing systems and the design of forms templates.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MGMT10163
Equivalents: MGMT10153 or MGMTSSP43
Course description: In this capstone course you will put the theory of previous courses into practice by completing a project focused on volunteer engagement.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MGMT10163 and MGMT10164 and MGMT10165
Equivalents: MGMT10154 or MGMTSSP63